Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record. Climate action needs to come from all sectors in order to combat climate change at the necessary speed. We are sharing some tips on accelerating climate action given by expert panelists during our event #TogetherForThePlanet.
NEW YORK, USA, October 20, 2021. “We have reached a tipping point on the need for climate action. The disruption to our climate and our planet is already worse than we thought, and it is moving faster than predicted,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres in a video message. The message from the Secretary General came as a response to the United in Science 2021 report. The report showed there is no sign of growing back greener, as carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly accelerating, after a temporary blip in 2020 due to COVID, and nowhere close to the targets set by the Paris Agreement.
In September, PVBLIC Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, and Industria Mexicana de Coca-Cola hosted Together For The Planet, a hybrid event that connected leaders in the public and private sectors and set the stage for new partnerships that will advance climate action in the runup to COP26. During the event, insightful conversations regarding climate change took place.
Here are 4 tips provided by panelists on how we can accelerate climate action (SDG 13) by 2030:
Public-private partnerships are the key to combat climate change at the speed that is needed. The two cannot be separated.
Citizens play a fundamental role in fighting climate change. We must continue to encourage them to question their consumption, generate changes in bad practices, and reflect on how we can be more sustainable in our environments.
We need to promote and invest more in ventures that provide solutions for climate change. There is a large pool of talent in Latin America that care about climate change and can be leaders in the sustainability movement.
Latin America needs to be part of this great movement of new technologies for sustainability that exists at the international level, there is no time to lose or wait.
The climate change crisis can only be solved if all sectors work together to accelerate climate action. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have entered a reconstruction period. We must utilize this time of change to rebuild using more sustainable technologies.
Watch together for the planet here for more tips and resources on how to combat climate change:
To engage further with this issue, you can also register here for the 2021 SDG Media Summit which will focus on how the media can promote actions on climate change, ending the pandemic and achieving the SDGs by 2030.