This UN climate conference is a reminder that the answer is in our ends. And the clock is ticking. We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing. Greenhouse gases keep growing, global temperatures keep rising and our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate change irreversible. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator. Antonio Guterres COP 27
If shipping were a “country,” it would be the eighth largest emitter.
The Green Shipping Challenge encourages those in the shipping industry to come forward with concrete announcements that will help put the shipping sector on a pathway this decade to align with the goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C.
This acts as a conduit for the Race to resilience and Race to Zero, a world wide group of experts tasked for delivering resilience action in their local communities and led by two UN Climate change high level Champions, High-Level Champion of Egypt: Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin and High-Level Champion of United Kingdom: Nigel Topping
Reducing deforestation, restoring, conserving and better managing natural and productive landscapes are crucial strategies to reduce vulnerability to impacts of climate change and store carbon in the land. In addition, it supports livelihoods, protects ecosystem biodiversity while boosting agricultural productivity for low-carbon and climate-resilient economies and societies at large.
The Regional Conference of Youth took place on 14 -16 October in South Africa. This has given a voice to many young Africans.
Based on the input received, the calls for action included the following: Climate Policy and Governance, Action for Climate Empowerment and a focus on the Green Economy.