To stop harming people, animals and our environment we must develop more resilient habitats. Soon 70% of humans will call cities their home. Cities consume most of our energy and materials and generate most of our pollution and waste as well as providing the bulk of employment.
14 regions, 398 cities, 768 businesses and 16 investors are working to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, in addition to 73 UNFCCC parties. The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, based on the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring due to human greenhouse gas emissions in the past two centuries.
In the countryside and rural habitats, regenerative agriculture is key to conserving and rehabilitating our food and farming systems. It focuses on topsoil regeneration, increasing biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystem services, supporting biosequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, and strengthening the health and vitality of farm soil. Practices include recycling as much farm waste as possible and adding composted material from sources outside the farm.