At the end of November and for the following week I will be going to Paris to take part in COP21 otherwise known as the Paris Climate Change talks. I will be one of 25,000 delegates from over 190 countries. The aim of the Paris talks will be to agree a legally binding agreement to keep climate warming to below 2c. Big stuff! Will we make a difference? Better to have a go than sit on our apathy?
I am there as part of the small group representing the 67 members of the International National Trust Organisation (INTO) from all over the world. I am there to give the National Trusts perspective of the work we have been doing to mitigate and adapt in terms of climate change. (we can always do much more) I am also there in a personal capacity to be testament to what is happening. “Are we re arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic or will this be a meaningful long-term drive to save our skins but more importantly the future generations?” I have some presentations to share on what we have been doing, learning from others, forging partnerships and bringing something back I hope (solutions and hope that we can all play a part)
What do you want from Paris? What are you willing to do?
More to come
I have a young family and I live in a special place. I want to look back in a few years time and don’t want to say “we should have…” I want to look back and say “we did…” I have just put my six-year-old to bed and lingered a bit longer than usual with him in his slumber. At the moment the future is a foreign land but I don’t want to spend his future on my short-term gain today. What are you going to do to make your special ones future a better place? THINK?
we want to avoid the Hollow men