Day 1

Transforming our Relationship with the Planet

Watch sessions:

1.2 Equator Prize 2021: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Community Responses to our Planetary Crisis

1.3 Putting Nature at the Heart of Sustainable Development

About
this Day

This day focuses on the need to create a nature-based planetary safety net for humanity, on the need to support local action on nature-based solutions for food, climate and our economy, and on the need for governments to put nature at the heart of sustainable development.

Sessions

Session 1.1 (9AM EDT) | Creating a Global Safety Net for People and Planet

  • 3-day Hub Opening
  • Protecting our planet
  • Restoring our planet
  • Indigenous Peoples and local communities at the heart of a planetary transformation

Session 1.2 (11AM EDT) | Equator Prize 2021: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Community Responses to our Planetary Crisis

  • Sustainable food systems
  • Climate resilience for people and planet
  • A new nature economy

Meet the Equator Initiative partners

 


 
Session 1.3 (1PM EDT) | Putting Nature at the Heart of Sustainable Development
  • Transforming the Nature of Development
  • Official launch of UN Biodiversity Lab 2.0
  • Mapping Hope: Essential Life Support Areas
  • Future-proofing our world with national nature-positive development plans

Be Part of the
Transformation.

Raise your voice, let the world know that you care, be part of the transformation!

Don't know how? Here's some help:

fist (2)

Ask your government what they are doing to prioritize biodiversity to secure our future.

I call on (Tag local or national government leader) to share your plans for protecting and restoring nature to heal our planet. Share your solutions. #NatureForLife 2021. https://natureforlifehub.org.

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Ask how your government plans to increase and uphold Indigenous land rights.

I call on (Tag local or national government leader) to scale up support for #LocalAction from Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Support local solutions for our planet. #NatureForLife 2021. www.natureforlifehub.org.

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voice (1)

Ask your government what they are doing to put nature at the centre of development policy.

(Tag local or national government leader), how are you driving policy changes to achieve biodiversity and restoration goals. Take action to protect nature. #NatureForLife 2021. www.natureforlifehub.org.

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To increase ambition on protection and restoration – we must:

  1. Scale-up ambition on protection, increasing to at least 30% coverage of terrestrial and marine areas by 2030.
  2. Improve the connectivity, representativeness, and effectiveness of protected areas.
  3. Protect and restore areas that safeguard our water and food supplies, sustain nature-based livelihoods, and buffer us from disasters.
  4. Protect and restore areas essential for carbon storage, especially forests, mangroves, wetlands, grasslands.
  5. Restore degraded soils by practicing regenerative agriculture and agroforestry.

The Equator Prize 2021 Award Ceremony is possible thanks to the Equator Initiative partners:

 

 

 

The Equator Prize 2021 Award Ceremony is possible thanks to the Equator Initiative partners: