Davos Agenda 2021: Greta Thunberg’s message to world leaders Posted on March 5, 2021 (August 19, 2021) by Admin Futurarc Years2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 FuturArc Webinar Series Survey FAQ FuturArc App Demo Video 30-day free access to FuturArc App CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021 Davos Agenda 2021: Greta Thunberg’s message to world leaders March 5, 2021 Greta Thunberg calls for urgent action to address the climate and ecological crisis. The proposals being discussed and presented at the moment are “very far from being enough”. Below is an excerpt of her speech. Photo courtesy of World Economic Forum My name is Greta Thunberg and I’m not here to make deals. You see, I don’t belong to any financial interest or political party. So I can’t bargain or negotiate. I am only here to once again remind you of the emergency we’re in. The crisis that you and your predecessors have created and inflicted upon us. The crisis that you continue to ignore. “The climate and ecological crisis can unfortunately no longer be solved within today’s systems.”Greta Thunberg, Climate and Environmental Activist The longer we avoid this uncomfortable truth, and the longer we pretend we can solve the climate — and ecological emergency — without treating it like a crisis, the more precious time we will lose. And this is time we do not have. Today, we hear leaders and nations all over the world speak of an “existential climate emergency”. But instead of taking the immediate action you would in any emergency, they set up vague, insufficient, hypothetical targets way into the future, like “net-zero 2050”. It’s like waking up in the middle of the night, seeing your house on fire, then deciding to wait 10, 20 or 30 years before you call the fire department while labelling those trying to wake people up alarmists. We understand that the world is very complex and that change doesn’t happen overnight. “But you’ve now had more than three decades of bla bla bla. How many more do you need?”GRETA THUNBERG, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST Even though we welcome every single climate initiative, the proposals being presented and discussed today are very far from being enough. And the time for “small steps in the right direction” is long gone. As it is now, we can have as many summits and meetings as we want, but unless we treat the climate and ecological crisis like a crisis, no sufficient changes will be achieved. What we need — to begin with — is to implement annual binding carbon budgets based on the current best available science. And again, I’m not here to tell you what to do. The choice is yours to make. But I can assure you this. You can’t negotiate with physics. And your children and grandchildren will hold you accountable for the choices that you make. How’s that for a deal? The above is an excerpt. For more details, please click here. To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues. Previously Published Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature Commentary / 3rd Quarter 2021 Greening Asia’s City Streets: Why All Cities Should Prioritise Green Walking Commentary3rd Quarter 2021 Greening Asia’s City Streets: Why All Cities Should Prioritise Green Walking Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021 Demand for Green buildings in Malaysia—A Snapshot Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021 Demand for Green buildings in Malaysia—A Snapshot Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021 The Future of Offshore Wind in Asia Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021 The Future of Offshore Wind in Asia Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021 Is co-living the answer to urban housing unaffordability crisis in Asia? Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021 Is co-living the answer to urban housing unaffordability crisis in Asia? Commentary / 1st Quarter 2021 Water Becomes the New Crude and Other Things Commentary1st Quarter 2021 Water Becomes the New Crude and Other Things Commentary / 1st Quarter 2021 Steering Clear of Catastrophe: Solutions from the Built Environment Commentary1st Quarter 2021 Steering Clear of Catastrophe: Solutions from the Built Environment Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.