We Cannot Plant
OUR VISION is to achieve a consciousness in action that we are one humanity, dependent on the Global Commons, the interdependent natural systems crucial to all life.
Our mission is to drive action on the Ice Crisis, prioritizing the Arctic and Antarctic Global Commons.
Polar Ice is on the Edge of Extinction
Why it matters
Polar Ice is Critical to Global Climate Stability.
There is an exciting uptick in climate action, yet we have failed to prioritize the Ice Crisis. On our watch, we have lost 28 trillion tonnes of Polar Ice in less than 30 years. The Arctic has already warmed by 2°C (3.6°F) - 4°C (7.2°F). The geopolitics of the Arctic is heating up, with increasing interest in exploiting soon to be exposed resources, potentially including deep sea bed mining and oil and gas exploration. There is an intention to break through the ice for a Transpolar shipping route, saving a mere 2 days travel at the expense of keeping the ice intact.
On the frontlines of the Ice Crisis, 4 million Arctic dwellers and generations of Indigenous wisdom are at risk. The impact of the Ice Crisis is global and exponential. Accelerating Antarctic ice melt is responsible for approx. 94% of the sea level rise, which is set to affect 600 million coastal residents directly and a further 1.5 billion people indirectly.
We are taking Bold Action
Proactive and Precautionary
We are calling for an urgent 10 year moratorium to protect the Central Arctic Ocean Ice Shield and ecosystems from destructive exploitation, providing time for science and CO2 emissions reduction to catch up.
Protection of this Global Commons would encourage scientific exploration but prohibit oil and gas exploitation, deep seabed mining, seismic testing, shipping lanes, and in perpetuity no radioactive waste dumping and no nuclear testing.
Express your interest in taking action on the Ice Crisis and Global Choices' proposed moratorium to protect the Central Arctic Ocean Ice Shield here.
For the long-term, Global Choices is proposing the Arctic Global Commons Marine Reserve - aligning with the 30 X 30 agenda and setting precedents for the protection of our shared Global Commons.
We are maximising impact by executing our six cohesive, focused strategies that amplify and accelerate action for protection.
Our Impact Portfolio
Creating impact requires that we reposition the concept of the Global Commons from the abstract to a deeper recognition that these systems materially affect us and future generations.
We will only make the necessary systems change through innovation and smart action by building ecosystems of intergenerational collaboration and partnerships with fresh thinkers.
Our portfolio is designed to be tightly intersectional and holistic.
"The greatest threat to our Planet is the belief that someone else will save it"
Robert Swan OBE
The first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles