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This is a guest blog post by John Moorhead, a Drawdown Europe Research Association (DERA) board member, Climate & Sustainability advisory board member, president for Drawdown Switzerland and Climate Reality Leader.
By 2040, humans need to be taking out more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than putting in, and truly be living in harmony with nature. To achieve this massive transformation, at all levels of society from 2021, education and finance need to urgently change.
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