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Future Earth at the World Economic Forum: Why our planet needs an Earth Commission

Panel discussion with Professor Johan Rockström, Greta Thunberg and others.

This event will be livestreamed on Future Earth's Facebook page

Human activities are accelerating changes in the Earth system at a scale and pace that is pushing the planet out of a safe operating space for humanity. We have policy frameworks to tackle this challenge, but science is still needed to put policy into practice. This is where an Earth Commission can help.

Future Earth and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature will be launching an Earth Commission of top scientists this year. The purpose is to compile the knowledge needed to underpin science-based targets – similar to the global climate target of 2 degrees – to safeguard a stable and resilient planet.

To learn about how the Earth Commission and science-based targets can help business and policy makers achieve the global sustainable development goals – join us at this informal discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos with top scientists, executives and a young climate activist.

Opening remarks: Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist
Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change
Amy Luers, Executive Director, Future Earth
Nigel Topping, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition

Mulled wine and snacks will be provided
Time: January 23, 6pm
Venue: The Arctic Basecamp
RSVP to arcticdavos at gmail dot com

About the venue: Arctic Basecamp

Arctic Basecamp is located next to the Hotel Schatzalp (map) It was founded by Professor Gail Whiteman, Lancaster University and Jeremy Wilkinson, British Antarctic Survey.

Arctic Basecamp returns to the World Economic Forum for a third year with urgency as its central theme. With long standing partner Christiana Figueres the goal of Arctic Basecamp in Davos is to make sure world leaders understand the critical need to bend the emissions curve by 2020 and commit to radical climate action.

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