Climate action is more effective when it is taken together, when organisations work in partnership rather than in competition, and where organisations from different sectors work together to lever the strengths of each to create additional public value. Taking part in these can empower museums and those affected by their activities to participate in achieving the goals of these initiatives, and of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.
Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030) “aims to increase the contribution of education to building a more just and sustainable world.” Museums can draw on the tools and approaches available through this initiative, and collaborate on largescale events such as the World’s Largest Lesson.
The UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-30) “aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity.”
The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-30) “The Ocean Decade will strengthen the international cooperation needed to develop the scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society… The Ocean Decade requires the engagement of many different stakeholders to create new ideas, solutions, partnerships and applications, these include: scientists, governments, academics, policy makers, business, industry and civil society.”
Keep abreast of sustainable development challenges and opportunities, to empower people to know, care and act about our present, and our future.
Information can be found at:
UN News LINK
UN Climate Change News LINK
UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. Museums can participate, or use the Ten Principles around which the Global Compact is based, as a simple framework for climate action that is undertaken in ways that are also in line with climate justice LINK