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‘Invest in Our Planet’

Earthday.org has announced the theme for Earth Day 2022
Our beautiful, blue planet Earth from space, showing North America

Earthday.org, the global organiser of Earth Day, has announced that the theme for Earth Day 2022 will be ‘Invest In Our Planet’.

The focus of Earth Day 2022 will be to accelerate the solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.

The goal will be to help the more than 1 billion people, governments, institutions and businesses who participate in Earth Day to recognise our collective responsibility and to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all.

A 21st-century economy

The Earth Day campaign will be geared around pushing aside the barriers erected by the ancient, dirty fossil fuel economy and its co-conspirators – old technologies of centuries past.

It will redirect attention to the creation of a 21st-century economy that brings back the health of our planet, protects our species and provides opportunities for all.

Earthday.org’s mission is to reframe the conversation, accelerate action and bring us together to understand that this is within our reach if we work together.

An inevitable evolution

After COP26 in Glasgow, it is even more apparent that governments will not solve this crisis themselves.

They are also taking insufficient action to create an equitable economy that will allow all people in all countries to share in the expanding green economy.

Despite global inaction and even obstruction, historic green economic and scientific change is accelerating.

Forward-thinking national and local governments, activists, artists, innovators, inventors, scientists, universities, individuals and investors are developing green alternatives and solutions to restore the planet and accelerate a fair economic transition.

The shift is taking place in fields ranging from energy, technology and philosophy to health, engineering and transportation,

Educators worldwide are calling for climate education to provide science, civic skills and inspiration to create a new generation of leaders in every field who will lead their countries, businesses, faiths and other institutions in this inevitable evolution.

‘In 2022, we all must enter into one partnership for the planet. People, governments, and even most businesses fear change but the status quo – the way we live today – is changing before our eyes. In building our future, individuals, businesses, governments each have a unique role – we need to act individually and together.

‘Unlike other historic economic revolutions, this time there are two additional imperatives: the first is to save ourselves from the climate crisis, and the second is to build new green economies in every country so that everyone can share in the benefits from this green revolution. This will only be done if we invest in our planet’s future together.’

KATHLEEN ROGERS
President, Earthday.org

A fair economic system

Like the industrial, space and information revolutions, all sectors of society can and must play major roles – this time with the extraordinary responsibilities to get it right.

Need is converging with inventiveness and innovation, but everyone must play a role. 

Governments can open new doors by incentivising their citizens, businesses and institutions to create and innovate.

They can create a fair global economic system to implement these innovations and changes without giving up their role to advance and protect the public’s interests in this transition.

Driving green innovation

Individual citizens – as voters, watchdogs and consumers – are responsible for holding businesses, governments and others accountable and to support their efforts when they get it right.

Like other economic revolutions, inventors, innovators, businesses and investors are the most likely to drive significant change.

It is up to all three sectors to harness the power of these change agents and the growing green financial markets and require that they create value both for themselves and for society as they drive green innovation.

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