‘Greater diversity of finance offers more potential to address the integrated, interconnected nature of sustainable development challenges.’ – UNDP
Let’s Stop Sleepwalking Off The Cliff!
Join the Climate Business revolution:
With Climate Change pointing to a not so far in the future catastrophe that will see our planet become uninhabitable while causing serious social, economic and political upheaval as well as environmental damage, many are looking for strategies that will accelerate solutions to our interconnected challenges. Time is not on our side. Every moment counts, because every life counts. The air you breath is getting increasingly choked with invisible dust particles so small that they will get permanently stuck in your lungs. Dioxins and other toxins permeate our food, our skin and our water and can be transferred to our children.
” What we are talking about here is an existential threat to our civilisation in the longer term. In the short term, it carries all sorts of risks as well and it requires a human response on a scale that has never been achieved before.”
” Tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen… the number of climate refugees will dwarf those that have fled the Syrian conflict, bringing huge challenges to Europe.”
” Climate change is the the unpredictable ingredient that, when added to existing social, economic and political tensions, has the potential to ignite violence and conflict with disastrous consequences…In our rapidly changing world climate change – and its potential to trigger both violent conflict and mass migration – needs to be considered as an urgent priority for policymakers and business leaders alike.”
” If Europe thinks they have a problem with migration today … wait 20 years. See what happens when climate change drives people out of Africa – the Sahel [sub-Saharan area] especially – and we’re talking now not just one or two million, but 10 or 20 [million]. They are not going to south Africa, they are going across the Mediterranean.”
Can’t We Do Better?
We need intelligent and efficient solutions that leverage natural resources for the benefit of humanity, instead of destroying them, our societies and our economies.
We are out of time if we wish to safeguard the future of our plant for our children and grandchildren. We must act now.
Sustainable Development Goals