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ActNow for Zero-Waste Style

Climate action, at the individual level, involves changing habits and routines by making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment. But thinking about how to combat climate change can be overwhelming.  “How can I influence system-wide changes or influence big businesses?” you may ask yourself.  One important industry where we can make an…

SDG Media Zone: Raising aspiration in assistance of the 2030 Program

Our only Future – Private Sector and Climate Action According to Luis Alfonso de Alba, Special Envoy for 2019 Climate Summit, limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will require drastic action, including by the private sector. Lise Kingo, CEO of UN Global Compact, stresses how important it is to have concrete examples of good…

The United Nations and Skill From the Angry Birds Motion Picture...

New York, NY – 10 July 2019 | After the successful 2016 #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign, the Angry Birds are joined this time around by their longtime enemies (turned “frenemies”) the pigs and are looking to spread awareness about individual actions we can all take to combat climate change. As part of the campaign, a public service…

SDG Media Zone: New Point Of Views to Accomplish the SDGs

Emerging Trends in Storytelling for SDG Action The SDGs in Action Film Festival, coordinated by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), is a competition promoting short films highlighting how people and organizations around the world are taking action in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout this panel, Tadeu Jungle,…

Worldwide reaction to hardship and ecological objectives ‘not enthusiastic enough’

In his latest report on the progress towards meeting the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, the UN chief António Guterres said that while a “wealth of action” had been taken by governments across the world “the most vulnerable people and countries continue to suffer the most.” The 17 SDGs commit countries to mobilize…

‘Act now with aspiration and seriousness’ to deal with the world’s...

“Climate disruption is happening now, and it is happening to all of us”, he warned. “It is progressing even faster than the world’s top scientists have predicted”. The UN chief lamented that it is “outpacing our efforts to address it” with each week bringing “new climate-related devastation” from floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires and superstorms. Because…

United Nations Project ‘Individuals’s Seat’ Wins Prestigious Award At Cannes

Sir David Attenborough launched the climate action campaign in December 2018, inviting people to share their thoughts on climate change. Thousands of influencers from around the world joined the campaign by inviting their social media followers to use the hashtag #TakeYourSeat to gather people’s experiences and opinions, and with a reach of 1.3 billion, the jury commended…

International Get In Touch With Environment Action– Food Obstacle

The goal of ActNow is to educate and encourage individual behavioral change, mainly by adjusting consumption patterns. The decisions we make in our daily lives affect our planet. By changing our habits and routines, and making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we have the power to confront the climate challenge. Food…

Dealing with environment modification, one bite at a time, UN gets...

Leading chefs will spearhead the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their own creations which will be featured on the United Nations’ platforms to create a global wave of culinary creativity as people share their favorite recipes and photos. The UN’s ActNow campaign aims to generate momentum towards the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23…

Let’s Speak about Environment Migrants, Not Environment Refugees

“At first, we woke up to the sound of the wind and right after that the water came streaming into our house. We only managed to grab our children and run away to an area which lies on higher ground,” explains Rafael Domingo, a father of four in Mozambique, where Cyclone Idai left more than…

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