We need stakeholders at the table to raise ambition & accelerate action
Climate change will not be solved by technology and industry alone. It must be solved by systems that welcome, integrate, and serve marginalized and front-line communities. Every year we delay in devising and deploying such inclusive systems, we limit our ability to escape the worst impacts of persistent climate emergency.
Achieving, and acting on, high ambition will require real, ongoing, and robust participation of citizens and stakeholders in communities, and through capable institutions, at all levels.
To make the Glasgow Pact a real foundation for preventing persistent climate emergency, investment and action must move fast enough to avoid more than 1.5ºC of global heating. That will mean mobilizing finance for adaptation, loss and damage, and resilience-building measures, fast enough to ensure no nation or community is left to fend for itself against deepening climate emergency.
This makes 2022 the year of Action Plans, and a year that needs to be characterized by unprecedented inclusion, participatory process, and deference to the rights and needs of stakeholders.
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