New Online Report: Visualising Global Climate Action
The UN Climate Change secretariat’s Momentum for Change initiative has released an interactive, online report, showcasing shining examples of diverse climate solutions from around the world. This report comes ahead of the announcement of the winners of the 2019 Global Climate Action Award, scheduled in September during Climate Week NYC.
The report tells the stories of 15 winners of the 2018 Global Climate Action Award, using infographics, animations, photos and videos.
“Our Lighthouse Activities are a significant part of our wider UN Climate Change efforts to mobilize action and ambition in support of national and international climate goals,” UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa says in the report's foreword. “The 15 Lighthouse Activity winners for 2018 serve as real-world reminders that climate action is not just possible—it’s the path we must get on to achieve the goals laid out in Paris,” she adds.
The projects include: · “Yalla Let’s Bike” — a Syrian project, helping women defy traditional roles by promoting bicycling as a healthy and eco-friendly mode of transportation. · “Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project” — a conservation project, helping Sri Lanka become the first nation in history to preserve and replant all of its mangrove forests. · “Forest Green Rovers” — a British project, where a local football team is working to create the “world’s greenest football club”.
Through its annual Global Climate Action Award program, Momentum for Change shines a light on the enormous groundswell of action underway across the globe that is moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future.
The projects recognised by Momentum for Change are selected by an expert advisory panel, through a competitive process that identifies some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments and industries are doing to tackle climate change.