GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change
Hosted on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and online, GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change united 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.
The issues of loss and damage
The climate crisis’s most extreme weather events and impacts hit the most vulnerable communities and landscapes. According to article 8 of the 2015 Paris Agreement, “parties recognize the importance of averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change including extreme weather events and slow onset events.” But is recognition of these realities the best we can do as humanity?
With no concrete answer from COP26 for heads of state of the majority world and young activists in the Global South, the issues of “adaptation finance” and “loss and damage” continue to be their top priorities on the agenda for COP27.
In this Youth Daily Show, Youth4Nature and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) sit down with activists from the frontlines of the climate crisis to shine a light on what these issues mean for the world today and tomorrow.