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Today (Nov. 4) is the first anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement entering into force.

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

Dear Peter,

Today (Nov. 4) is the first anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement entering into force. In two days, on Nov. 6, the UN COP23 Climate Conference will kick off in Germany. And next month, Dec. 12 will mark the two-year anniversary of world leaders reaching agreement on the Paris Climate Accord at the UN COP21 Climate Conference.

To celebrate these milestones, 31 Blue Planet Prize Laureates, including Global Footprint Network CEO Mathis Wackernagel, joined forces to remind the world that the agreement is achievable and desirable.

They issued the following statement:

Planetary Prosperity Means Zero Carbon

The resource hunger of the human enterprise has become too large for our planet. The Paris Climate Agreement recognizes this. It aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C above the preindustrial level. This means ceasing fossil-fuel use before 2050, increasing ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, and improving human well-being.

We, Blue Planet Laureates, wholeheartedly and emphatically support this transformation. It is technologically possible, economically beneficial, and our best chance for a prosperous future.

Our planet is finite. But human possibilities are not. The transformation will succeed if we apply people’s greatest strengths: foresight, innovation, and care for each other. See a list of the Blue Planet Prize Laureates who endorsed the statement here.

Please share this statement widely through your networks. For your convenience, we are including several potential images to share below. Simply click an image to download.

Thank you for your support.

With Warmest Wishes,

The Global Footprint Network Team











https://www.footprintnetwork.org/2017/10/31/blue-planet-prize-laureates-statement-planetary-prosperity-means-zero-carbon/

Nov. 4, 2017, is the the first anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement entering into force.

Nov. 6 – 27 is the UN COP23 Climate Conference, hosted by Fiji in Bonn, Germany.

Dec. 12 is the two-year anniversary of the approval of the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN COP21 Climate Conference.

To celebrate these milestones, 31 Blue Planet Prize Laureates joined forces to remind the world that the agreement is achievable and desirable. They declared:

Planetary Prosperity Means Zero Carbon

The resource hunger of the human enterprise has become too large for our planet. The Paris Climate Agreement recognizes this. It aims to limit global warming to less than 2°C above the preindustrial level. This means ceasing fossil-fuel use before 2050, increasing ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, and improving human well-being.

We, Blue Planet Laureates, wholeheartedly and emphatically support this transformation. It is technologically possible, economically beneficial, and our best chance for a prosperous future.

Our planet is finite. But human possibilities are not. The transformation will succeed if we apply people’s greatest strengths: foresight, innovation, and care for each other.

In addition to Global Footprint Network CEO Mathis Wackernagel, the 31 Blue Planet Prize Laureates who launched this statement include:

(1) Barefoot College with Mr. Bunker Roy Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy

(1) Prof. Dr. Markus Borner Dr. Amory B. Lovins

(1) Dr. Wallace Smith Broecker Dr. Syukuro Manabe

(1) Conservation International with Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier and Dr. Peter Seligmann Prof. Harold A. Mooney

(1) Prof. Gretchen Daily Prof. Qu Geping

(1) Prof. em. Herman Daly Prof. William E. Rees

(1) Sir Partha Dasgupta Prof. Karl-Henrik Robèrt

(1) Prof. Paul R. Ehrlich Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs

(1) Prof. em. Jose Goldemberg Prof. John Schellnhuber

(1) Dr. James E. Hansen Dr. Susan Solomon

(1) IIED with Dr. Andrew Norton, Director Prof. James Gustave Speth

(1) IUCN with Ms. Inger Andersen, Secretary General Mr. Pavan Sukhdev

(1) Prof. Daniel H. Janzen Dr. M. S. Swaminathan

(1) Dr. Gene E. Likens Dr. Mathis Wackernagel

(1) Dr. Claude Lorius Sir Robert Watson

For media inquiries, please contact Ronna Kelly at ronna.kelly@footprintnetwork.org. Please share this statement. Other images available for download:

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