We can't just fight for climate action, we must live it too.
Last week I went to Marrakech for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22),
I spoke at the Women Leaders and Global Transformational Summit about the need for a lifestyle revolution and a total transformation of the way we live. I talked about the power we have as individuals and as a collective to make the change.
There are great things happening globally in the fight against climate change; China is on a fast track for a renewable energy future, Bhutan is completely carbon negative, and The Paris Agreement has entered into effect. But with everything on the table, there's still a gap. Countries need to dig deeper if we have any chance of keeping the world below 1.5 degrees of warming.
Which is why we must rise above any political system and just get on with it.
Just imagine if entire populations cut energy usage by 20%, ate half as much meat, stopped over-consuming, or took public transport instead of driving their cars solo. Imagine if we all divested from banks and institutions that invest in fossil fuels and used every single dollar we spend to shape the kind of world we want to live in.