Early in 2017 we embarked on an exciting collaboration with Mission2020 and Project Everyone with the goal of rapidly co-creating a new story around climate action.
The historic and legally binding Paris Agreement gave us a roadmap to address climate change by limiting future warming to below 2C while striving for 1.5C. This goal is deemed necessary to avoid incalculable risks to humanity, and it is feasible – but realistic only if we bend the curve of global emissions by 2020 at the latest: our climate turning point.
There are already many diverse climate and development networks and movements on and offline – pursuing multiple climate goals and agendas – from halting deforestation, tackling air pollution, ending coal power, protecting water rights, and many more. We need to engage and connect up these multiple players, joining the dots to create a coherent thread between them. Helping the world see unity, connection and a coherent whole. Post Paris it is critical for the climate movements to be driving a new optimism and yet they are currently lacking in new inspiration and tired from the setbacks resulting from the recent geopolitical shocks of Brexit and the US election.
We need new stories, new tactics and new ways to shift hearts and minds, that a more beautiful world is possible.
That is the foundation of our exciting new partnership with Mission2020 and Project Everyone. In July we ran a 48hr swam in Norfolk with 50 brilliant minds, which is just the beginning of what we have in the pipeline.