31 July 2019

SDG 13 is the August Goal of the Month!

The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is the highest it has been in 3 million years. The last four years were the hottest years on record and in many parts of the world, we are already seeing the consequences of global warming with more extreme weather, diminishing Arctic sea ice and rising sea levels. 

If we continue along our current path, scientists say that the consequences could be devastating. A 2°C increase could mean more heat waves, a ten-fold increase in Arctic ice-free summers and a complete wipe-out of the world’s coral reefs, home to millions of species.  

In August, we look at Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action – and the urgent need for unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and minimize future global warming. We explore how the impacts of environmental deterioration are taking a toll on people’s lives and what people are doing to cope – with a special focus on extreme weather, human rights, indigenous communities, young people, cities, private sector engagement and climate financing.

For more information on Goal 13 – Climate Action –  including facts and figures click here!