The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which the world operates – at a personal, business, governmental, and inter-governmental level. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in our pursuit of a net-zero future that embraces a just transition and leaves no one behind.
We must rebuild the global economy for us all – people and planet – as we begin to recover. And we must halve global emissions by the end of this decade.
COP26 has been postponed and the upcoming U.S. election will determine the approach of the world’s largest economy to climate change for the next four years and beyond. This is our opportunity to put people at the heart of climate action.
With this, Climate Week NYC has never been more important and our “For New York, For The World” approach has never been more timely. We must have crucial conversations and do the hard work now to shape the coming years, even if much of it cannot be in person. As one of the few international climate events now taking place this year, hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, all eyes will be on Climate Week NYC as we step up to the challenge to build a better future.
The purpose of the Global Dialogue Forum was to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the world of sport, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.
A conversation on how the paradigm has shifted in the sport of sailing and beyond.
Join the SDG Sport Lab on Thursday 2 July and and Thursday 9 July to hear from former elite athletes how to connect with athletes and stakeholders and develop a plan to embed sustainability in your event?
World Oceans Day takes place annually on the 8th of June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.
Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:
To care for ourselves we must care for nature. It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet. This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.
Regular physical activity of moderate intensity – such as walking, cycling, or doing sports – has significant benefits for health. At all ages, the benefits of being physically active outweigh potential harm, for example through accidents. Some physical activity is better than none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels.
The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked, states Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018, even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety.
A discussion with professional football players about the implications of climate change on football. Hear about waterpolo, politics, blisters and the favourite food of author and football journalist David Goldblatt and professional football players Arianna Criscione (Paris Saint-Germain), Sofie Junge Pedersen (Juventus) and Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria).
The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals.
A webinar discussing the need to connect with and empower youth, as the central stakeholders for international sports. The IOC Young Leaders programme is used as an example, hearing from two Young Leaders about what does and does not works
How can we connect with youth as central stakeholders for the international sports world Using the example of the IOC Young Leaders programme, we will hear from two Young Leaders about what works and what does NOT work. Key topics for the webinar are: Connect with youth as key stakeholders within sport; Youth empowerment and leadership; Addressing, engaging and entrusting youth at international sports governing body