: F20 highly appreciates the results of the UNCBD COP15 meeting which took place from December 7th to 19th in Montreal, Canada and which was hosted by the government of China. Delegates were tasked to design the so called Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and they did deliver on some of the key issues: A global target to protect nature and a financing roadmap how to get there.
Neither the G20 countries nor the COP27 did manage to agree on joint interim steps towards a 1.5 degrees trajectory nor on a concrete roadmap until 2030. Multilateral action to confront the global climate crisis and accelerating the global energy transition, is therefore still insufficient and far from track.
The G7 has the responsibility as a
subgroup of the G20 countries to set the bar high for the upcoming G20 summit and UN
meetings on climate and biodiversity.
Too often, resilience is defined as people’s capacity to endure human-built structures of oppression, such as colonialism, white supremacy, extractivism, and capitalism. In this context, we risk normalizing these structures, rather than dismantling systems causing the harm.
CRF’s mission is to address the disconnect between the rapid onset of climate-related impacts and our collective lack of capacity to proactively prepare and build resilience in both human communities and natural systems. For that reason, CRF and its partners (including federal agencies in the U.S.), have been working over the past six years to build and support an emergent sector of climate services professionals who can help communities better understand their climate risks and how best to respond.