“[…] the IPCC’s SRCCL shines light on interlinked global challenges like climate adaptation and mitigation, desertification, land degradation and food security, whilst suggesting land-related actions/NBS that can mutually benefit all these areas. Whilst much of the current discussion misguidedly focuses on singular individual lifestyle changes, just like with the Special Report on 1.5C, we urgently need large-scale and context-dependent action that is participatory, inclusive, multi-sectoral, and actively considers ecological, social, economic, cultural and institutional factors.”
While Youth4Nature was not able to attend the meetings, our Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean wrote an intervention that was read to the coalition members of the Nature-Based Solutions track. Read hers word here.
The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres seems to recognize the substantial intergenerational injustice intertwined with Climate and Ecological Breakdown. But are his words falling on deaf ears?