Today in San Patrignano is the second day of the Positive Economy Forum.
During the morning, in the auditorium of the community were addressed the issue of a positive planet and how to safeguard it, and the three speakers were invited of national and international fame to exhibit their work and share their own opinions on the subject: Jean Jouzel, French glaciologist and climatologist, Vice Chairman, IPCC, known worldwide for his analysis of ice in the Antarctica and Greenland, thanks to which it was possible to gain a better understanding of the climate of the past; Andrea Crosta, co-founder of the American NGO Elephant Action League, creator of WildLeaks, founder and member of the Board of Directors of Wildlife Justice Commission, which has made it possible to put an end to crime against wildlife and deforestation and against corruption, placing on gaurd even the responsibility of the governments; Fernando Castellanos Silveira,part of the United Nations Secretary Generals Climate Control Support Team.
The first to speak was Jean Jouzel, who spoke of the climate and the environment in the near future. The French climatologist explained that the planet is warming up very quickly and this involves huge risks, such as rising sea levels (volume thermal expansion of water); the meltdown of the polar ice caps (Arctic coverage is reduced by 50% in only half a century); the loss of biodiversity (number of species will migrate to colder areas, but others will not be able to do it); the main essential crops, aside from soybeans, will be affected by climate change.
Jouzel also stated that the dominant cause of warming is the work of man, which continues to emit greenhouse gases without interruption. «we have developed two scenarios, “said Jouzel – one if man will continue to emit greenhouse gases like we are doing, the situation will become irreversible and at the end of the century the temperature will increase by 5° c. However, if all nations together decide to implement a long-term policy to include environmental warming, the temperature will rise just 2° C ‘.
After the French climatologist, the stage is passed to Andrea Crosta, who spoke of his mission and work: fight crimes against nature. Crosta reiterated the importance of the rule of law, explaining that the planet must be positive for us men, describing how shareholders who usually work for different interests, but they must try, at the same time, to includeeveryone.
“The crime against nature is one of the worst enemies of the Positive Planet – Crosta says positively In 2012 the United Nations has classified the crime against nature as an enemy of the rule of law. “The founder of Elephant Action League explained that corruption is the critical factor that helps this type of crime to take shape, and that is why I created the Wildlife Justice Commission based in the Hague, whose task is to exercise control over the actions of Governments to punish crimes against nature, because if the State does not follow its own work then the government is responsible. “Corruption is the Ebola virus on the planet, says Crosta – corruption kills projects, people and hopes. It must be at the Centre of our thinking with the rule of law. If we are able to consider ourselves positive shareholders ‘.
The last character that takes their turns at the center of the attention was Fernando Castellanos Silveira. He says that he is native to Mexico and began to work at the UN about 20 years ago.
«Greenhouse gas emissions have increased and the planet is at the limit of endurance – spiega Silveira – Governments decided to make an accord with reference to the emissions of green house gases in Paris in December 2012 with the aim of reaching agreements on the basis of the weather reports. This is urgent for the whole world. “
Silveira says that countries must develop a way of respecting the planet. The main objectives that the negotiations in Paris were trying to reach were the reduction of greenhouse gases emmissions and climate resilience.
“You have to decide how much money to invest in all sections of society – continues Silveira – to promote the economy while protecting the environment. We need to educate, sensitize and involve all stakeholders, giving even a small contribution to influence world leaders to make a change to help the world. “
The main question of this debate was: what can be done for a better world?
Jouzel, Crosta and Silveira gave their answers, and they all have something in common.
Every day you can make small choices to help the world. It’s the little things that, together, will bring positive economic development, resulting in a positive impact for the planet. comunicati lh_15