Source: National Post
Author: Memona Hossain, Phd student in Applied Ecosychology, Project Nature Connect (Akamai University), University of Toronto
Weeks prior to the lockdowns and closures that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said 2020 would be a “pivotal year for how we address climate change.”
Revamped emission goals were expected from 196 countries, but with international meetings postponed due to the pandemic, the stark reality is that 2020 is one of the hottest years recorded.
Widespread action based on a deep connection between people and the Earth may be the space of hope. In researching what motivates Muslim women to connect with the Earth and lead environmental activism, I’ve discovered courage and deep conviction to be driving forces.