Nearly two years ago, the world witnessed an inspiring and rare success—the coming together of nations to commit to fighting what many recognize as the single greatest threat to life on this planet: climate change. The Paris Accords represent much of what EcoLogic stands for: collaboration, hope, solidarity, resilience and, most of all, a vision of a better future for all. For EcoLogic, every single day is World Environment Day.
With the decision late last week to pull the United States out of this agreement, many of us felt angry, let down, even despondent. But EcoLogic firmly believes that in every challenge exists possibility. After all, that is exactly what we have learned from the people we work with in Central America and Mexico, day in, and day out. People who live difficult lives in sometimes unimaginably tough conditions, in a region considered one of the most vulnerable on Earth to climate-related shocks—pest outbreaks that destroy forests and food, food insecurity aggravated by prolonged drought and natural disasters—still find ways to band together and be creative and proactive in the face of daunting challenges.