Human ingenuity has made us healthier, wealthier, and more connected. But it has done so at terrible cost: Planet Earth is suffering. The story of our progress has been a story of nature’s collapse.
But what if it didn’t have to be this way? What if we could feed 10 billion people, while rewilding the Earth? What if we could produce plentiful energy, while cooling our heating climate? What if we could lift humanity up, while setting nature free?
Today, for the first time in history, we have the tools to do all of this. If we’re brave enough to use them, something magical could be about to happen.
The key is a radical change in our relationship with land. We must concentrate our footprint to provide space for abundant nature.
We must prioritize policies and technologies that enable this shift, and bring the wilderness back into the world’s ecosystems and habitats.
At the same time, we must affirm the rights of all humanity – especially in the Global South – to prosperity and wellbeing.
We acknowledge and support the ambitions of hundreds of millions facing poverty to enjoy the benefits of modern life.
WHAT WE WANT
We fight for a thriving natural world and a thriving human world. Radically better land use allows for this. We must do many things at once. Employ clean energy and reverse climate change. Improve food production and conserve the land. Regreen African cities and spare the forests. Support African nations in their pursuit of growth and prosperity.
A PROSPEROUS AFRICA
We believe that every person deserves to live a life free from poverty and with access to prosperity. However, current international policies often limit the growth and development of African nations. This not only affects the people living in poverty but also negatively impacts the environment.
We want all humans to be able to enjoy prosperity and well-being. So let’s end poverty now.
To promote prosperity in Africa, we will prioritize the following initiatives:
- Providing accessible and affordable energy sources to communities in need.
- Encouraging the growth of clean energy solutions in African countries.
- Modernizing agriculture to improve food security, reduce poverty, and conserve nature.
- Strengthening communities’ resilience against extreme weather events, which are especially devastating for those in poverty.
- Focusing international development efforts on ending poverty and improving the quality of life for all Africans.
CLEAN ENERGY FOR AFRICA
A significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions comes from energy production and usage, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels. To protect both human health and the environment, it is essential to transition to a clean energy system.
Our commitment to clean energy in Africa includes the following initiatives:
- Reducing CO2 emissions to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
- Implementing policies that prioritize reducing emissions, not just specific technologies.
- Supporting new and innovative clean energy technologies.
- Ensuring access to affordable and reliable energy to prevent energy poverty.
- Facilitating a just transition for communities and industries affected by the shift to clean energy.
Deforestation and land degradation are serious problems in Africa, affecting the livelihoods of millions of people and threatening biodiversity. The consequences of climate change, such as unpredictable weather patterns and soil degradation, make it even harder for farmers and pastoralists to make a living. It’s time to take action.
Let’s regreen Africa, improving lives and restoring ecosystems!
- Invest in sustainable land management. Promote practices that regenerate degraded land, retain moisture, and improve soil health.
- Support small-scale farmers and pastoralists. Invest in their knowledge, skills, and resources so they can take advantage of new opportunities and protect their land.
- Boost reforestation and agroforestry efforts. Encourage the planting of trees on farmland and degraded lands, and use trees to protect soil, retain moisture, and produce food and other products.
- Partner with local communities. Work with communities to identify the best ways to regreen their land, taking into account their needs and preferences.
- Leverage technology. Use innovations in agriculture, such as precision agriculture, and modern genetics to enhance the productivity of small-scale farmers and improve the health of Africa’s ecosystems.
FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA
Agriculture is a crucial sector for food security and the environment in Africa, and biotechnology holds great promise to transform it. By harnessing advances in biotechnology, we aim to increase food production, enhance food quality, and reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture.
Our approach to food security in Africa focuses on:
- Raising the voices of farmers in decision-making platforms that have an impact on agriculture in Africa
- Promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly methods for controlling pests and diseases.
- Supporting research and innovation in biotechnology to address local agriculture challenges and increase food security.
- Ensuring the responsible and safe use of biotechnology, with a strong emphasis on regulatory frameworks that prioritize the health and safety of consumers and the environment.
- Encouraging collaboration between farmers, scientists, and policymakers to promote the uptake of biotechnology in agriculture and ensure its positive impact on food security and the environment.