Climate change is no longer a threat looming in the distance for future generations. It is happening now, affecting all of us. Each year, the dire circumstances brought forth by the climate crisis are more apparent as temperatures rise and extreme weather events take place around the globe. 

Global greenhouse gas emissions in the last decade soared to the highest levels in human history. To stave off the worse impacts of climate change, it is essential to keep temperature rise below 1.5ºC. The focus of conversations surrounding climate action has predominately surrounded slashing fossil fuels and reducing fossil fuel dependency. However, the IPCC’s latest report points to a powerful solution to stem the climate emergency that has been largely overlooked: nature. Nature-based solutions are among the top strategies for tackling climate change, according to the IPCC. 

Social network We Don’t Have Time’s latest Exponential Climate Action Summit broadcast will shine a spotlight on the vital role nature plays in limiting global warming. 

The summit is organized by We Don’t Have Time in collaboration with the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, Ericsson, Terraformation, Earth4All, and the Earth Day Network. Additional partners include the UN Development Programme, Race to Zero, Afrigod, Ragn-Sells, and more. 

The Exponential Climate Action Summit: Nature in the Race to Zero aims to show that while reducing our dependency on fossil fuels is vital, there is no viable route to limiting and building resilience to climate change without urgently protecting, managing, and restoring nature. The summit will bring together a myriad of experts to discuss how nature-based solutions can help deliver a third of the necessary greenhouse gas reductions within this decade. 

The event marks the social network’s fifth Exponential Climate Action Summit. 

We Don’t Have Time’s Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, Nick Nuttall, Patrick Kiarie, and Dr. Sweta Chakraborty will host the Earth Day broadcast.

Event attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading voices, including Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme; Kehkashan Basu, President and Founder of the Green Hope Foundation; Susan Chomba, Director of Vital Landscapes, World Resources Institute; Owen Gaffney, Co-Founder of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative; and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome.

As with past summits, attendees will be able to interact through the app throughout the event. Attendees can submit questions for the speakers as well as share comments and ideas. 

Program Highlights

  • Global Action for the Environment — Past, Present & Future
  • Natural Carbon Capture Starts with Seeds
  • Business, Nature, and The Race to Zero
  • Stockholm+50: It’s Time for Urgent Action
  • The Legacy of Global Action for the Environment
  • Environment in Time of War
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Investing with Intent
  • Nature Needs Circularity

For the full program and to register for free, please visit We Don’t Have Time.

The Planetary Press is a proud partner of the Exponential Climate Action Summit: Nature in the Race to Zero.