I love chocolate. People have always lived in Amazonas. It’s only these past 50 years that we’ve lost our way a bit when it comes to the balance between what we take and what we give. I met these Cocoa farmers who have developed a way to grow their land without the need for deforestation, in a sustainable way. And the chocolate they produce is out of this world.. ps in the video I say chocolate beans. They are not beans, rather nuts or seeds @undp #appalar#yaneshaharuddin
So much nuance is lost when a story goes viral. The Amazon on fire story is a great example. Deforestation is a massive problem. But ‘why’ is an important question to ask. And important to try and understand so we can act. Together with @undp I travelled to the Peruvian part of the Amazon to learn. We will share what we found out on Wednesday sept18th.
The Amazonas has an incredible Bio and cultural diversity. You are surprised and astounded everywhere you look. Not least in Pozuzo. 😀. Been traveling around the Peruvian Amazon with @undp . We will debut a short film from this trip on sept 18th.
Staying at an ‘eco lodge’ might to some sound a little frugal. But zip lining over the Amazon forest was nothing short of exhilarating and to spend 2 nights @ulcumano with Eduardo and Ingrid in Peru was amazing. Their dedication to conservation and their dedication to enjoying life was infectious. And a great example of an alternative way of using the Amazon in a sustainable way that creates jobs and betterment of lives. Thank you . @undp
Wrapped on this film early this year. Ready to show to audiences in Denmark in November and later everywhere . Directed by Jonas Arnby , Suicide tourist is a dark weird surprising film made by a great group of people. Thanks to @snowglobefilm
It’s great to see young people like Greta, @AlexandriaV2005, and @Jamie_Margolin dedicating their time to push for more #climateaction, yet we must remember that it is also our responsibility to leave a decent planet for younger generations. They should be worrying about their futures, and not whether they will have a planet to live on. We need strong political will and leadership to make this a priority. We don’t have time. Everyone’s action counts. @undp @hindououmar