CooLeaders for a peaceful, inclusive & sustainable future.

By Aart Bos 
MasterPeace Leadership 
The Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2015 formulated 3 practical goals to combat climate change and its impacts. 
  1. To limit global warming increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit it even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is to prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and biodiversity loss;
  2. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  3. To promote sustainable development to ensure that efforts to address climate change are integrated with broader sustainable development goals, such as reducing poverty, improving access to clean energy, and protecting ecosystems.
As the world faces increasing impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report in 2022, which highlights the key findings and consequences of global warming. Here are the main takeaways from the report:
  1. The climate is changing at an unprecedented rate: The report confirms that human activities are causing climate change, and the evidence is clearer than ever before. The earth has already warmed by 1.1 degrees Celsius, and this warming is projected to continue in the coming decades, regardless of mitigation efforts.
  2. Impacts of climate change are intensifying: The report highlights that the impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world, including more frequent and severe heatwaves, droughts, floods, and wildfires. These events are leading to significant economic and social consequences, including damage to infrastructure, displacement of people, and loss of biodiversity.
  3. Urgent action is needed to limit global warming: The report stresses the importance of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and ideally to 1.5 degrees Celsius, to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change.
Governments, business and civil society need to act and align agenda’s and objectives
The MasterPeace network in 45 countries will launch a campaign “CooLeaders” to act for climate change. In 2022 our network realized 400 projects with local impact. All focussed to engage, connect and empower thousands of youngsters. We will engage them to start dialogues and actions to meet the challenging ambitions mentioned in the Paris agreement and in as a last warning in the IPCC report.
We will raise awareness about the urgency of the issue and promote action at the grassroots level and continue to work with vulnerable communities to help them adapt to the changing climate, by promoting sustainable farming practices, enhancing disaster preparedness, and providing support for those who are affected by extreme weather events.
We will advocate for policy changes at the national and international levels and work with governments and business to ensure that climate change is integrated into development policies and business plans. 
We will co create with media to raise awareness about the issue and highlight the innovations that are already available for vulnerable communities and continue to work on new solutions.
As a global movement we will scale great ideas from one city to all our changemakers in 45 countries. Scaling is key to speed up transformation. 
In summary, CSOs like MasterPeace have a crucial role to play in the effort to limit global warming to 1.5°C and prevent catastrophic climate change. We can raise awareness, promote adaptation and resilience, advocate for policy changes, co create with governments and businesses on innovative solutions and promote international cooperation. 
Since our start in 2011 Our mission is to connect, support and strengthen CSOs for more social impact and share and scale innovative best practices to engage, connect and empower young people locally to use their talents for a peaceful, inclusive & sustainable future.

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