EARTH DAY 2022
Today is Earth Day.
Beyond protection of land, species, livelihood of communities, life under water, it is a day to also remember some achievements and our collective responsibility to protect our own habitat.
ESG approach now being taking into account with responsible investment. See here: https://www.unpri.org/, https://www.unepfi.org/.
ESG being mainstreamed, normalized from procurement onwards in the value chain, as well as #circulareconomy.
Deployment of International #RedressMechanisms to protect environmental rights of affected populations within International financial institution and beyond Lalanath De SilvaOrsolya SzekelyGreen Climate FundWorld Bank Group
Development of a corpus of international instruments Eden CharlesUnited Nations.
New case law giving a special status to land and natural resources.
Recognition of #indigenouspeoples knowledge and ancestral knowledge.
An holistic approach of #conflict incorporating #climatechange and #environmental factors into the understanding and management of crises, humanitarian assistance and political affairs UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU)UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA).
New #artificialintelligence and frontier technologies (mapping ecosystems, drones, predictive anaytics to anticipate natural disasters United NationsEuropean Commission - ECHO).
Yet, challenges and urgency remain.
We come a long way. Much to do but as said below "we know what the actions are".
Eart Day 2022.