For our “Ask a Scientist” video series, Ivar Baste, a lead author of the UNEP Making Peace with Nature Report and senior advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Environment, answers some of the most commonly asked questions on what humans must do to transform our relationship with nature.
UNEP’s “Making Peace With Nature” report provides a scientific blueprint for solving our planetary emergency. Amid a wave of investment to re-energize economies hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and with vital decisions on climate and biodiversity protection due in 2021, the blueprint lays out the roles that everyone – from governments and businesses to communities and individuals – can and must play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
0:00:18 – What is the most important environmental issue?
0:01:36 – Can we make peace with nature?
0:02:24 – What is the importance of multilateralism in saving the environment?