Civil society’s calls for change rang loud and clear at the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference last week. But from deep sea mining to plastic pollution, major roadblocks remain in protecting our oceans.
Bad marketing tactics can distort the effective expression of public concerns on environmental issues. Consumers and investors can drive change through their purchasing and spending power, but free, honest and accurate data is needed.
Recent carbon-neutrality pledges may seem ambitious, but merely serve to promote a new set of false climate solutions under a different guise. Such pledges may persuade many people, but the climate isn’t buying it.