Billions of people are overweight, millions are hungry, one third of food is wasted and the way the world produces, processes and consumes food generates one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Thursday at the first global summit on the future of food.
A ‘forest generation’ living in harmony with nature
We need to care for and live in harmony with the environment, says climate and gender activist Ernestine Leikeki Sevidzem. The best way to do that? Nurture a forest generation: one that learns to protect nature. Sevidzem shares how she’s educating both children and adults in her native Cameroon on what it means to love and preserve the Earth — and calls for all of us to foster generations that will inherit a mindset that works with nature, not against it.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference.
A meeting in Rome last week prepared the ground for September’s UN food summit where actions will be launched for healthier, greener ways to produce and consume food.
“In the last 12 years, nine of the 13 oldest and five of the six largest baobabs on continental Africa have died. And it looks like climate change is one of the reasons for this,” award winning filmmaker and naturalist Cyrille Cornu.
Ensuring that these countries are empowered, mobilized and adequately supported is a matter of climate and economic justice.