We know that coming together as one can affect change. That’s why in 2015, the UN set forth 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Each goal is designed to take the necessary steps to achieve sustainable development for all in areas such as global poverty, global hunger, and more, and to encourage the global community to come together and change the world for the better.
But none of the SDGs can be achieved without tackling the climate crisis. That’s why the upcoming UN climate conference, known as COP26, is so critical. As world leaders prepare for COP26, we must urge them to take ambitious climate action before it’s too late.
Focusing on climate change
At ONE, we’re committed to ending extreme poverty. COVID-19 has taught us that we need unified, global solutions if we want to tackle the world’s biggest issues and not leave anyone behind. This is also true for climate change.
This accelerating crisis is affecting everyone around the world, but it is having a disproportionate impact on the world’s most vulnerable communities. As an organisation dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, we’re ready to tackle this challenge. Learn more about our upcoming climate crisis work.
That’s why this year’s climate conference is so critical.
Happening from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland, the conference will bring together the private sector, world leaders, and activists alike to make sure there is a global plan in place to tackle climate change.
To make our voice louder, ONE is partnering with Project Everyone, which just launched its new Voices for Change action. The goal of the action is to bring people together around COP26, because achieving climate action is possible if we all speak up.
From September to mid-October, ONE, together with many other organisations like ONE Young World, Scouts, and Restless Development, will ask people to record their messages in support of the SDG that matters most to them. Whether it’s ending poverty, reducing inequalities, or ensuring everyone’s human rights, we want to hear what you have to say.
Your messages will become part of Voices for Change, a collaboration with Google Arts and Culture Lab, in an interactive online experience. It will also be showcased during the COP26 conference, along with other activists’ voices from around the world!
Interested? Join thousands of others and be the voice for change.