Building global trust for a future that works for all

11/09/2016 11:36 AM


It is an understatement to say that everybody, in Europe, the US, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and possibly in Antarctica was surprised today.

All life depends on healthy ecosystems. Depleting the natural capital that supports us hurts everybody: Republicans and Democrats, Socialists and Greens, Populists and Libertarians, Nationalists and Conservatives.

Careless environmental policies, or weakening of the already insufficient protections of nature, puts us all at risk.

The breakthrough in Paris last December aligning nearly 200 nations to fight the planet’s warming, reaffirming the climate agreement in New York last April, and finally bringing it into effect by gathering more than 55 countries representing 55 percent of global emissions are stunning achievements.

Yet, as I write this from Marrakech at the onset of the next UN climate conference, it becomes even more obvious what is at stake and how fragile the ecosystem is as well as the global trust in each other that we can solve our common challenge.

Working with partners around the world, Global Footprint Network is committed to growing this trust, to bring us all forward for a future that works for all.

Join us in building this brighter future. We need you more than ever.

Warmest wishes,

Mathis Wackernagel


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