“We have about twenty years to change our acts before something irreversible happens,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in the opening plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum Kyoto (GLF Kyoto) event last week. The discussions continue next month at GLF Bonn.
In the last few months, we’ve seen renewed energy and action around mitigating climate change and protecting our planet’s remaining biodiversity. And that energy is needed – now. The research is clear that the prevention of irreversible climate catastrophes requires the world’s population to commit to transformative change within the next decade.