This year’s „Earth Day“, officially named „Mother Earth Day“, is the first one celebrated within the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help end poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction. But we will only succeed if everyone plays a part.
We will share a couple of initiatives that try to activate all of us by using new approaches.
The first proposal is based on the idea of saving the planet for AND with our children: The list of actions on how to involve children is part of the „Too Small to Fail Initiative“, and you can download it on TalkingIsTeaching.org.
The second resource is a very tangible illustration of what will be the difference if we achieve the 1.5° or the 2.0° goal. It highlights that the difference of 0.5° is much more than a number and will have a significant impact. You can find the illustration in the article „1.5 vs 2C: What difference can a lousy half a degree of global warming make?“
And finally, we want to draw your attention to the „Climate Game“ which Financial Times launched this week. Using gamification Financial Times highlights the complexity and urgency of the climate challenge. The game is comprehensive and considers a magnitude of variables when making your decisions. It is based on the International Energy Agency (IEA) data. So, put yourself in the role of the ‘Global Minister’ – your job is to reach ‘net zero’ by 2050. Start here