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Will Humans Finally Begin to Take Care of Their Habitat?

Will Humans Finally Begin to Take Care of Their Habitat?

“SOUP - Refused” by Mandy Barker, 2011. Image for the Scarcity Waste exhibition by Syngenta Photography Award. Image shows plastic debris found in the ocean and attempted to have been eaten by marine wildlife

SOUP – Refused” by Mandy Barker, 2011. Image for the Scarcity Waste exhibition by Syngenta Photography Award. Image shows plastic debris found in the ocean and attempted to have been eaten by marine wildlife

 

Today, over 150 Heads of State are expected in Paris for the first day of COP21, an international agreement initiative to keep global warming below 2℃.

This year the 21st Conference of the Parties, COP21, stands as a sounding board to develop national strategies regarding sustainable advancement and generate effective plans of implementation for participating countries worldwide. The gathering of these diplomatic leaders is the largest of its kind for sustainability, and the #2 largest conference with such leaders, second only to the UN General Assembly sessions held in New York. As the 150+ Heads of State from across the globe gather to generate the political momentum of the next weeks to come from the COP21 conference, we hope the leaders find encouragement and agreement, so that together, we can move forward in constructing a brighter future and a cleaner world for us all. We also hope that the developed proposals set by the room of officials can extend beyond the political realm, and resonate applicably within our personal convictions so we also act individually towards creating a greener world.

The COP21 initial meeting includes the launch of the Mission Innovation (Clean Tech) initiative where the voluntary states commit to doubling research and budgets for green innovation; the launch of the Solar Alliance initiative led by countries with well designed solar resources; and the carbon pricing panel, which includes a deep discussion to encourage cooperation of carbon pricing on an international scale.

We can’t help but state our enthusiasm at the potential this day brings. This conference plays a crucial role in determining the health of our planet and all its living species. Set in Paris, the birthplace of The Declaration of Human Rights in 1789, we hold hope that the work that has been done here in the past by our forebearers will inspire today’s leaders to rise with the occasion and take bold decisions towards saving the planet.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we continue the discussion of COP21.

Written by Kristin Agnes

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