It was truly an honour to be invited to share a 90-second pre-recorded message at UNDP’s Nature for Life Hub this week. I chose to speak, of course, about why feminism is essential for protecting the environment. Sharing from the press release:
The event saw more than 20 Heads of State and Government and 6 Ministers commit to a Leaders Pledge for Nature at the Nature for Life Hub, it gathered signatories from 70 nations across five continents to commit to ten urgent actions to put nature on a path to recovery by 2030.
The event featured an Open Leaders Conversation between H.E. Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica and H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Mr. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and many others.
The session I contributed to included esteemed speakers Mamphela Ramphele, Dominic Waughray, Yasmine Fouad and Karin Kemper.
This official pledging ceremony aimed at bringing a powerful collective political signal to the UN Biodiversity Summit scheduled two days later, prioritizing nature, climate and people to face the current planetary emergency.