GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change

 

Hosted on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and online, GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Changeunited 7,000 participants from 164 countries and rallied over 27 million people on social media around what humanity can still do to avoid the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.

Featuring 228 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 96 incredible partner organizations, the second edition of GLF Climate called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.

 

Planting seeds of change

 

Today everyone seems to be planting a tree; from companies offsetting their carbon emissions to governments trying to reach net-zero targets, there is plenty of focus on land-based carbon removal methods. A recent analysis by Oxfam argued that there is not enough land on earth to offset carbon emissions without a rapid cut in emissions by the big polluters. At the same time, in the face of increasing land inequality, growing demand for land for carbon sequestration – if not subject to robust safeguards that go beyond the “no harm principle” – could extrapolate land conflicts.

So, how can we make sure that forest restoration is not about offsetting business-as-usual but for centering justice for people and livelihoods, as well as for supporting landscapes to thrive? In this Youth Daily Show young experts on how to make sure each seed we plant – from investment to tree nurseries – is a seed for transformative change.

 Resources

Growing trees: far beyond business as usual

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Global



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