Our To Do List For The Decade

Base Economics, Finance and Governance on Reality says UN

Welcome to the latest issue of Need to Know: Science & Insight, a new form of personal journalism that looks at what we Need-to-Know at this time of pandemic, existential crisis of climate change and unravelling of nature’s life supports.

Making Peace With Nature is a new United Nations blueprint on how to tackle climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution. It’s based on a year-long synthesis of several major UN scientific assessment reports. I asked co-author Sir Robert Watson, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AND Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), to sum up our situation here on planet Earth.

“As scientists the more we learn about what is happening, the more worried we’ve become,” said Watson.

“The risks humanity faces are far worse than they were 20 or even 10 years ago.”

Ok so things aren’t great and getting worse. 

Humanity’s to do list 

What’s to be done to end the multiple threats to civilization? Just achieve these three things:

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