Call to action: Tap into the intelligence we have

Tap into the intelligence we have

UNDP has already committed to this focus with their Network of Accelerator Labs in 115 countries of the Global South who work directly with the people typically excluded from global knowledge generation. Others need to move beyond the rhetoric of localization to make similar resource investments in the people and places on the front lines of the climate crisis. This will involve breaking some of the cultures, habits and ways of working that have dominated the international development community for many decades. 

As the IPCC has shown, time is running out. This may be the last opportunity to use all the tools at our disposal to mobilize our incredible collective intelligence and enable everyone, everywhere, all at once to play their part in closing the gaps for more effective climate action.