At the end of this year I rather look forward. I like how Avaaz presents this year’s progress – Nature COP15, the UN Biodiversity Summit having achieved a historic breakthrough in governments signing a new global deal in protecting the world’s biodiversity. Of course, this cannot be separated from dealing with the climate crisis as both are intertwined.
The global biodiversity protection deal promises to protect at least 30% of the planet, land and sea, with extensive funding – together with protecting the rights of Indigenous People, placing them at the heart of global biodiversity. That’s hard work from 2023 onward, turning words into action but with our growing awareness all should be possible.
The combination city and Nature is ideal, it’s like dynamic daily life contained by quiet mountains. Going from society’s busy activities into Nature’s tranquil presence. It looks that the pandemic and the extreme weather over the past years bring more people to the Calanques – for repose and rejuvenation, for the joy and fullness of life.
It is also hoped that with the growing global awareness – conspiracy theory circles and politicians of falsehoods and climate crisis deniers come to a halt or lose their ground and the world’s focus gets fixed on taking true Action fast forward. Onward forward in the year 2023!
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