GLF Climate 2022: As it happened
Hosted on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and online, GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change united 7,000 participants from 164 countries and rallied over 27 million people on social media around what humanity can still do to avoid the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.
Featuring 228 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 96 incredible partner organizations, the second edition of GLF Climate called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.
Across 43 plenaries, expert sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, networking sessions, and inspirational talks, GLF Climate 2022 explored ways to take control of our own fate through collective action, behavior change and the widespread adoption of nature- and land-based solutions.
The international market is becoming more and more restrictive. Farmers are aware that to be competitive, they need to adjust and adapt. The big question farmers ask is: who will support me? What kind of technical assistance can I receive, and what is the investment package to stop deforestation?
Companies need to be givers and not takers in this world. The only acceptable method to run our companies, the only way to deliver our business models, is to think regenerative, restorative and reparative.
Rights are at the heart of both climate adaptation and mitigation. We need donors, investors, and the private sector not only endorse but actually implement these principles to move away from business as usual. It is important to have principles but unless they are implemented, there’s no systemic change.
You can commit to 100 billion, you can commit to the stars and galaxies, you can commit to the wealth of the entire world, but if there isn't a mechanism to get it there and if it’s not legally binding, then it's valueless.
We need to advance climate change adaptation and mitigation, fight desertification and soil degradation, and improve food security. Holistic landscape-based approaches are a powerful lever for that.
We know that the solution to this climate emergency is to transform every segment of society, whether it’s transport, energy, food production, buildings or manufacturing – all of them must be fundamentally transformed. The good news is that we have many of the solutions that we need. We just need to work for widespread adoption. Importantly, we each have the power to make the change happen.
It is important to remember that Indigenous Peoples are just 5% of the world’s population, but 82% of the world’s protected biodiversity lies within our territories. We protect it, and often we pay the price with our own lives. It’s important that those who defend nature the most have their rights respected, including the right to participate in decision-making spaces.
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#GLFClimate Photo Competition Summary
What does climate change look like?
Floods, wildfires, drought, war – these were just a few of the themes covered by 1,555 photos we received from over 100 countries showing how climate change has been impacting our lives. But there’s still hope – breathtaking landscapes, the beauty and richness of wildlife, and local communities working and hoping for better days ahead. Meet the winners of the GLF Climate Photo Competition!