Making Peace with Nature: A Global Endeavor We Can Achieve
As the second event of the Rethinking Diplomacy - UN75 series, DUCIGS in partnership with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (NIEPS) and the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), will welcome Ms. Joyce Msuya, Deputy Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Assistant Secretary-General, for a dialog with the Duke community on the highest long-term priorities identified by the UN75 Report Climate Change and Environmental Issues and UNEP's recently published blueprint report Making Peace with Nature(link is external). This science-based report explores the devastation created by the three interconnected planetary crises facing humanity - climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution - as well as, according to UN Secretary General, "a bedrock for hope." From transforming nature to transforming humankind's relationship with nature, this report presents a plan to sustainably restore Earth's capacity to sustain human well-being.
The conversation will be moderated by Dr. William Pan and Dr. Elizabeth Losos from Duke University. During this conversation we will touch upon environmental diplomacy and discuss on the means available for the implementation of this ambitious plan, what is the role of academic and research institutions, and how this blueprint plan will affect UNEP's global leadership role as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.