This letter signed by 17,000 scientists is a major step forward. I'd like to know what you think. Could SftP sign this with some commentary about what it may take to implement its proposals? They are:
- Prioritizing the enactment of connected, well-funded and well-managed reserves for a significant proportion of the world’s terrestrial, marine, freshwater, and aerial habitats.
- Maintaining nature’s ecosystem services by halting the conversion of forests, grasslands, and other native habitats.
- Restoring native plant communities at large scales, particularly forest landscapes.
- Rewilding regions with native species, especially apex predators, to restore ecological processes and dynamics.
- Developing and adopting adequate policy instruments to remedy defaunation, the poaching crisis, and the exploitation and trade of threatened species.
- Reducing food waste through education and better infrastructure
- Promoting dietary shifts towards mostly plant-based foods.
- Further reducing fertility rates by ensuring that women and men have access to education and voluntary family-planning services, especially where such resources are still lacking.
- Increasing outdoor nature education for children, as well as the overall engagement of society in the appreciation of nature.
- Divesting of monetary investments and purchases to encourage positive environmental change.
- Devising and promoting new green technologies and massively adopting renewable energy sources while phasing out subsidies to energy production
through fossil fuels.
- Revising our economy to reduce wealth inequality and ensure that prices, taxation, and incentive systems take into account the real costs which consumption patterns impose on our environment.
- Estimating a scientifically defensible, sustainable human population size for the long term while rallying nations and leaders to support that vital goal.