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“What is important with the COVID-19 pandemic is the wakeup call it we got from it because now it has shown the linkages and the relationship that humans have on nature.”
On the Failure to Reach the 2020 Targets:
“Even the few targets where there is progress, the scorecard shows less than 30% achieved.”
On Biodiversity and China’s Belt and Road Initiative:
“Mitigation of any likely impacts will be built as part of the investment and not come at the end when the project has begun. About 20 or more UN Agencies, funds and programs, including the UN Environment Program, are involved to ensure the social and environmental safeguards are part of that investment.”
On Biodiversity and Climate Change:
“What has basically been proven scientifically beyond a doubt is the interconnectedness between the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis. Biodiversity provides climate change mitigation measures…even the climate community depend on nature for climate mitigation and adaptation.”
On Achieving the #30×30 Goal:
“Nature is for all of us. You and me…all our actions have an impact on nature. We must ensure our footprint does not damage that precious nature we want to conserve.”
This week, we marked the grim milestone of 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. We know that many among them cared deeply about the environment and climate change, and many were public servants. In their honor, we want to tell the story of one — Jennifer “Jen” Pizza, who died suddenly last Sunday of […]
A 21-year old woman from the U.K., Jasmine Harrison, became the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean — she did it in just over 70 days — surviving capsizing twice and a near collision with a giant tanker ship. Why did she do it, you ask? She said on her website, “I […]
This week we wanted to learn about how to make our politics less divisive, particularly when it comes to making progress on climate change and environmental issues. So we reached out to Mo — an original Friend of the Planet — who has been studying civility in politics for years. In GU Politics’ most recent […]
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