The Planet Game
Our planet is designed to work in a circular economy. The 4-minute animation [left}, courtesy of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, tells a simple and powerful story of how we can regenerate life and well-being on our planet using principles focused on people, planet, and prosperity. PFF is developing a Global Reality Competition Series entitled, The Planet Game. To become part of The Planet Game team, click below.
Thanks, Joe and Dayle
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 aims to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact”, while acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.
More specifically, the associated targets of SDG 13 focus on:
- Improvement of education, awareness-raising and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warnings.
- Integration of climate change measures into national policies
- Implementation of the commitment undertaken at the UNFCCC.
- Promotion of mechanisms able to increase capacity for effective climate–change related planning and management.
- Focus on least developed countries and Small Island Developing States
Message from Ambassador Peter Thomson, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, put it in his speech at the Blue COP in Madrid last December, we are knowingly destroying the life-support systems of this planet. And it is for that reason I find myself believing the future of humankind and of coral are intricately linked.
Thus my central message is that whatever angle you’re coming from in coral’s defense, our main enemy is our burgeoning levels of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and that it is everyone’s responsibility to do whatever we can to bring about the required transformations to our patterns of consumption, production and habitat destruction, in order to get us to a carbon neutral world by 2050.
Of course, there are many other measures we can take to mitigate on coral’s behalf, many measures applying the best of science and innovation to build resilience for coral reefs, both locally and at regional and global levels. But these measures will not occur at the scale required without financial support for those at the frontlines of research and implementation. That is why I was so glad to participate in the recent launch of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs and why I was so interested to read recently about the good results coming out of the Mars Coral Reef Restoration Program in the heart of the world’s Coral Triangle.
If we care about coral’s survival, we must all get involved in good works to make it so. Thus I urge you to join the Glowing Glowing Gone campaign and sign the petition calling for priority protection of coral reefs, for strong protection and management of 30% of the Ocean, and net zero carbon emissions before 2050 in order to restore the Ocean’s well-being.
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