CLICK HERE to read – Blue Planet: Environmental and Development Challenges: The imperative to act
Climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty are the greatest challenges in our lives today. A group of the Worlds greatest scientists and experts in sustainable development have created an astonishing paper calling for each and every one of us, including our governments, to act now. The paper offers transformational solutions on many levels, from policies to technologies, to enable us to tackle head on our environmental and human crises.
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said:
“The paper by the Blue Planet laureates will challenge governments and society as a whole to act to limit human-induced climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in order to ensure food, water energy and human security. I would like to thank Professor Watson and colleagues for eloquently articulating their vision on how key development challenges can be addressed, emphasizing solutions; the policies, technologies and behaviour changes required to grow green economies, generate jobs and lift people out of poverty without pushing the world through planetary boundaries.”
Each of the contributors to this paper have won the Blue Planet prize. An award presented to individuals or organizations worldwide in recognition of outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application that have helped provide solutions to global environmental problems. Winners include Dr James Lovelock, The Barefoot College and many others.
The Blue Planet Prize is offered in the hopes of encouraging efforts to bring about the healing of the Earth’s fragile environment.