The six remaining years of this Decade of Action are crucial for delivering meaningful climate and nature action.
The achievement of global commitments and targets, including the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 1.5°C climate pathway and the 30 by 30 Global Biodiversity Framework of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), will depend significantly on the ability to scale and accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions and systems. Globally, government and business leaders are under immense and complex pressures from a poly-crisis of accelerated climate warming that has aggravated already fragile biodiversity, food, water, resources and socioeconomic systems.
The One Earth Summit marks a pivotal global gathering for sustainability leaders to forge a path towards achieving net-zero emissions. With the countdown to the 2030 climate change deadline, the Summit will bring together 500 leaders and changemakers to promote personal, organizational, and planetary well-being through interconnectedness, diversity, and inclusion.
As a vital bridge between East and West, Hong Kong is strategically positioned to foster international collaboration and pioneer sustainability transformation in the region. With the invaluable support of the World Economic Forum’s influential network of public, private and philanthropic world leaders, the One Earth Summit is poised to be a future cornerstone of ideation and innovation.
OES will focus on five distinct areas to address the climate and nature crisis:
With the global population projected to be 8.5 billion by 2030, innovations in water use are vital to meet the increasing demand and contribute to food security, job creation, and sustainable city planning.
This sector is pivotal as it emits a third of global greenhouse gases. Innovation is crucial to achieving sustainable, nutritious food supply and addressing hunger and nutrition sustainably by 2030, aligned with UN SDGs.
Cities need to be developed to be net-zero and nature-positive to accommodate global population growth and to foster sustainable tourism and hospitality through intelligent urban and transportation planning.
Our consumption necessitates a move to a circular system where waste is minimized and products are used longer, and innovations in materials can help achieve this while decarbonising materials industries and creating green jobs.
The urgency to mitigate climate change demands swift adoption of renewables and energy innovations to ensure economic development and energy security while reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
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