The International Institute for Environment and Development posted a great article in November of last year. It was called A green recovery from COVID-19? Not without climate, nature and development solutions, and was by these writers:
Blog byEbony Hollandand Karen Wong Pérez
26 November 2020 @Ebony_Holland
Ebony Holland is senior researcher in IIED’s Natural Resources and Climate Change research groups; Karen Wong Pérez is senior researcher in IIED’s Climate Change research group
Among other things, the article says:
The world is already dealing with multiple intertwined crises – climate change, unprecedented biodiversity loss and rising inequalities. Poor and vulnerable communities are disproportionately affected by the impacts from these crises – with the added injustice that few have contributed to them directly.
I love this graphic:
The article presents two “prominent options,” both of which can and should be taken:
- Link climate and nature
- Support communities to design and lead their own recovery
The first sounds redundant, but, as the article explains, “Indeed, [lack of] biodiversity presents as serious a risk to humanity as climate change.”
Vulnerable communities know better than anyone what their struggles are and what changes they would like to make.
I highly recommend the article, and I’ll be checking on iied.org in the future.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a plan with two parts.