1.5 °C


Benjamín Carvajal Ponce,
Founder of Uno.Cinco

The concept and definition of 1.5 is one we know all too well: it stems from the Paris Climate Accord and it is about limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

But to us it means more. It represents ambition around a common goal. It is a goal that does not have borders. It is not limited to any language or culture. It is a goal that the entirety of society, irrespective of a person’s individual role, can stand behind.

We must acknowledge our disproportionate responsibility and our disproportionate capacity. However, everyone has the power to act. The use of such a simple term is intentional. We understand that 1.5 amounts to more than a number, more than a policy agreement. It is a climate justice that is beyond emissions, centering people and ecosystems.

We must remember it is not too late. We have time to act, and that time is now.
Catalina Santelices, Glasgow © 2021, Pamela EA




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