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The causes we have chosen to support within Force for Good, align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015. These are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - to join in global partnership and tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. These Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and addresses the global challenges that are faced by all human beings, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Why climate change?
The 2015 Paris Agreement, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework. But saving lives, livelihoods and the planet requires urgent action to address the climate emergency.
The key facts:
● 2019 was the second warmest year on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010- 2019) ever recorded.
● Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to new records in 2019.
● Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme.
●Although greenhouse gas emissions are projected to drop about 6% in 2020 due to travel bans and economic slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, this improvement is only temporary. Climate change is not on pause. Once the global economy begins to recover from the pandemic, emissions are expected to return to
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Human Rights / Climate Change & Conservation / Sustainability / Disaster Response / Animals & Wildlife / Local Communities / Sports / Business & Innovation