The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals – the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs. Continue reading
The Open Foris online platform was recently unveiled by the United Nations. This is a new software developed in partnership with Google to help tackle climate change, deforestation, and food production issues. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) launched the Open Foris online platform that will use a high-resolution satellite to send images to monitor changes in land use and forest cover. Continue reading
The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement and its importance for Earth Day.
April 22nd is celebrated as the International Mother Earth Day. In addition to this, a high-level signing ceremony, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, took place as a first step in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, which was adopted in Paris, France, on 12 December 2015. Continue reading
As a climate activist, maybe you’re at an office holiday party and your coworkers are enjoying the eggnog a little too much. Before you know it, the questions about our climate begin. Or maybe you’re at a family dinner and your brother-in-law asks, “But if there’s a snowstorm outside, can the climate really be warming?” Continue reading
Our grandparents’ generation created an amazing system of canals and reservoirs that made it possible for people to live in places where there wasn’t a lot of water. For example, during the Great Depression, they created the Hoover Dam, which in turn, created Lake Mead and made it possible for the cities of Las Vegas and Phoenix and Los Angeles to provide water for people who lived in a really dry place. Continue reading
In 2015 global leaders will hold two remarkable summits for both the people and the planet. In September 2015, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by a new set of global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals – an opportunity to end all forms of poverty and inequality and tackle environmental destruction. In December 2015, leaders will meet to adopt a new global agreement on climate change – a crucial step towards a safer planet. Action2015 is a movement made up of many individuals and organisations united in the common belief that the decisions taken in 2015 are critical for our future. Together as a global movement, the aim is to raise our voices today for the generations of tomorrow. Continue reading