May is the month devoted to mothers. That’s why it’s the best time for all of us to talk about the biggest challenge this generation’s children will face in their lifetime: climate change.
Speaking at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2023, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “The truth is, on climate, we know what to do, when to do it and why. But, for too long, we have looked the other way.”
Women who have experienced motherhood do not look the other way. We face the problems that affect our children head-on. We confront them and we are used to overcoming them.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tells us that it could be disastrous to exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature rise limit set by the Paris Agreement to halve global emissions by 2030.