Restoring the Earth - The Great Work of Our Time • 4m 44s
The world is facing multiple problems, we have bio-diversity loss, climate change, desertification, food insecurity, poverty and the threat of financial collapse. There are two conversations that are on-going, one, from the western world about economics and technology solutions, and the other in the developing world, is about survival and sustainability.
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