Wherever we look, we see the triple crisis facing the world – the combined threat of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. They bring increasing degradation, and a growing scarcity of the things that really matter – of land, forests, and water. The risks are significant for us all, but I know they are especially acute in Africa. A clear and present danger to livelihoods and food security. They compound the existing challenges, like moving out of poverty, food safety for growing populations, and creating jobs for young people. The urgency cannot be denied. We need to address these multiple challenges together, with policies that work for people, and safeguard their future on the planet. I firmly believe the answers lie in a fundamental economic transition. We need a different system. A system that moves beyond that old style of thinking, where we extract, produce, consume and then throw things away, with devastating consequences for the planet.