Davos Agenda 2021: Greta Thunberg’s message to world leadersPosted on March 5, 2021 (March 5, 2021) by Admin FuturarcYears202120202019201820172016FuturArc Webinar Series SurveyFAQFuturArc App Demo VideoCategoriesMain FeatureCity ProfileShowcaseCommentaryCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Davos Agenda 2021: Greta Thunberg’s message to world leadersGreta 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 ForumMy 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 ActivistThe 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 ACTIVISTEven 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, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Consuming content digitallyCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Consuming content digitally Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Land use and climate change as drivers of pandemic risk and biodiversity lossCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Land use and climate change as drivers of pandemic risk and biodiversity loss Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Seizing the urban opportunity: Invest in low-carbon cities to protect climate and boost jobsCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Seizing the urban opportunity: Invest in low-carbon cities to protect climate and boost jobs Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Switching coal plants to biomass cofiring is no magic bulletCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Switching coal plants to biomass cofiring is no magic bullet Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Nature left alone offers more than if we exploit itCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Nature left alone offers more than if we exploit it Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Fewer desks, more coffee: Possible changes in offices after COVID-19Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Fewer desks, more coffee: Possible changes in offices after COVID-19 Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Renewables should be focus of Vietnam’s Draft PDP8, not coal and gasCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Renewables should be focus of Vietnam’s Draft PDP8, not coal and gas Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Climate change has not stopped for COVID-19Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Climate change has not stopped for COVID-19 Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.