During his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos recently, Sir David Attenborough drew attention to the environmental challenges we face and called for a New Deal for Nature. In an interview with Prince William, he said:
“We have to recognise that every breath of air we take, every mouthful of food we take comes from the natural world. And that if we damage the natural world, we damage ourselves…We have the power. We have the knowledge to actually live in harmony with nature.”
Sir David Attenborough discussing his New Deal for Nature at the WEF in Davos
A new global deal for nature and people would put the environment at the heart of our economic, political, social and financial systems and would integrate efforts to tackle climate change, biodiversity declines, threats to the environment of the high seas and development.
The deal would focus on solutions that address the underlying drivers of environmental problems and requires action from everyone, from individuals to governments and businesses to tackle their global footprint on the natural world.
In response to this Unearthed have produced a series of four youtube videos in a series called Life Support, which point out that changes in biodiversity is just as important as climate change: