Investing in the next generation of ecopreneurs is key to securing the future of our planet. 1t.org and UpLink, the World Economic Forum’s platform for sourcing and scaling solutions that protect people and planet, unveils its first winning cohort of youth innovators. The solutions address a range of ecosystem challenges, including deforestation and forest degradation and decline in pollinators, and the lack of conservation training and opportunities for young people to become equipped with the tools to protect nature. Investing in the next generation of ecopreneurs is key to securing the future of our planet. Young people and future generations will be the worst affected by climate change. Already, nearly all of the world’s 2.2 billion children have been exposed to at least one climate-related risk – from toxic air pollution to wildfires or droughts. Critical to helping fight climate change and building resilience are Earth’s ecosystems. Forests, grasslands and wetlands are natural climate solutions in that they capture and sequester carbon. They also offer a broad range of other benefits – from cleaning our air, controlling temperatures, preventing floods, creating jobs and protecting our mental health. But Earth’s ecosystems are at risk, and there has never been a […]
The fusion of biosciences and agricultural technology is paving the way for sustainable, resilient food systems, providing good climate news for farmers and the environment alike.