How long until we could find ourselves living in a world that’s more like this?
  • The numbers of Deaths and Injuries from Natural Disasters, National Disaster Risk Management and Local Disaster Risk Management.
  • Integration of climate change into national policies — which measures the number of countries signed on to multilateral agreements on climate change, but currently does not reflect the levels of operationalisation or implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation action.
  • Education on climate change — which is about improving education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning (and currently states, We are currently not aware of data for this indicator. You can notify us of available data for this indicator via our feedback form.”)
  • Capacity-building for climate change — which relates to the number of countries that have communicated the strengthening of institutional, systemic and individual capacity-building to implement adaptation, mitigation and technology transfer, and development actions (and also currently states, We are currently not aware of data for this indicator. You can notify us of available data for this indicator via our feedback form.”)
  • The IPCC claims for countries to achieve the 1.5C goal, global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would need to be cut 50% by 2030 and entirely by 2050 and the Guardian headline says, “We have 12 years to limit catastrophe, UN warns.”;
  • The National Climate Assessment says if we wish to avoid 3.6 degrees of warming, we must dramatically cut this kind of pollution by 2040; and
  • Bendell claims our carbon budget is already overspent and concludes, “ Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress.
  • See the shortcomings of our media reporting;
  • Recognise the constantly shifting nature of the climate change landscape;
  • Experience how painfully and poorly observable the data is;
  • Taste the conflicting timelines and perspectives across the UN and academia;
  • Recognise the underlying roadblocks and challenges to collaboration;
  • See the competitive dynamics at play; and
  • Notice the inadequacy of useful metrics for social impact investors.

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Anna Margolis

Anna Margolis

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As a former lawyer, Anna merges material world memories, tales of transformation and embodied experience in articulating the future of collaboration