Humanity has enjoyed great progress over the past half century.
Since 1970, global poverty rates have fallen from nearly 60% to 10%, and average life expectancy worldwide has risen from 55 to 70.
But the price we've paid for these changes has been high.
Climate change poses a great threat to humanity, undermining past progress and worsening the quality of life. The destruction of nature is undermining the ecosystems we depend on every day. We believe there is a better path forward.
We cannot choose between prosperity and the environment.
Smart action on climate change and nature will make our economy more efficient, drive technological change, and reduce risks. This will lead to more jobs, healthier citizens, less injustice, and better lives.
Incremental change won’t deliver.
Changes across entire systems will be required – driven by new technologies, different policies, shifts in corporate behavior, energetic citizen action, new coalitions, and new ways of thinking about the future.