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Ecological and social dimensions of Aichi Target 11 and Gandhi’s Talisman

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Ecological and social dimensions of Aichi Target 11 and Gandhi’s Talisman

In the first phase of CBD Secretariat’s strategy for facilitating achieving Aichi Target 11 over 100 countries identified 1400 actions in the form of road maps for achieving Aichi Target 11.Analysis of these road maps indicated that when implemented they not only help achieving many elements of Target 11 but yield multiple benefits.
Then, what is required to facilitate the implementation of these identified actions to secure the benefits
"I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and yourself melt away."
- One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.
Does the above Talisman of Gandhi helps us collectively to facilitate implementation of road maps developed by over 100 countries to achieve Aichi Target 11and contribute towards improving the wellbeing of our planet?

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