Why is it always those most removed from a problem that are the ones shaping the solutions? The Paris Climate Change Conference missed the opportunity to discuss the rights of the world's 500 million smallholder farmers. In my opinion, its like hiring Hollywood to put a man on the moon when what you really need is NASA! Sure Hollywood can make it look real but behind the scenes it all falls apart. No wonder we've figured out how to put a man on the moon but are still baffled by how to solve poverty and climate change.
This fantastic articles outlines interesting opinions on the new COP21 from the perspective of leading social entrepreneurs. Read on to find out more. Hopefully the next time the world convenes to discuss climate action, some of these people who are at the grassroots have a seat at the table!
In the follow-up to the Paris Conference, the most urgent challenge from our perspective is to develop global awareness and buy-in around the need to understand and address land rights for smallholder farmers—and particularly for women—as a critical piece of solving the climate change puzzle.