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 Climate Action for Peace

Each year on the 21st of September we celebrate the International Day of Peace. The day was chosen by the United Nations for the occasion in 1981 and has been celebrated ever since. Devoted to unity and the ideals of peace amongst all the people this year’s topic is “Climate Action for Peace”.

 

The Sustainable Development Goals 2030

In 2015 the United Nations Member States developed the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals – 17 objectives targeted towards the sustainable development of the world. They provide a shared blueprint for getting closer to peace and improving the lifestyle which will protect our planet.

Those 17 goals are an urgent call to action for a global partnership and emphasize on the fact that ending the most relevant world problems goes hand-in-hand with improving health, education, and economic growth. Many different areas intertwine when it comes to global positive development and this year’s Day of Peace takes this into account.

Sustainable Development Goal 13 is “Climate Action”. It calls for immediate action to lower greenhouse emissions, taking measure to protect the environment, and higher standards of education on climate change. An issue which is reaching the point of having irreversible effects needs to be addressed properly. The 2019 Day of Peace will be promoting climate action as a necessary step towards peace and the affordable, scalable solutions of renewable energy, cleaner technological use, and other approaches which are easily available for a greener future.

 

Peace Day 2019 – Climate Action for Peace

2019’s theme points out the importance of the fight with climate change in order to promote peace and unity throughout the world. The threat that climate change has for world peace is evident – we have reached a level where we are dangerously close to irreversible negative effects on the environment caused by our actions and non-sustainable lifestyle.

Not only peace but our life as we know it is endangered by climate change. Natural disasters do three times more damage than various types of conflicts and force millions of people to leave their homes and abandon everything they have worked for.

Water pollution is endangering the quality of life and damaging crops and food security at alarming rates. All of this is impacting public health quality. Furthermore, there is a growing tension over distributing resources all around the world.

 

Action is required

Nature does not negotiate. We cannot postpone taking serious action against the growing phenomenon of climate change anymore.

Antonio Guterres from the United Nations points out that if we want to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 we need to take certain measures. Examples include taxing pollution instead of people, putting a stop to subsidizing fossil fuels, and not building more coal plants. We need to shift our focus towards a green economy, not a grey one.

The United Nations is holding a Climate Action Summit on the 23rd of September with the goal to find a concrete and achievable way to speed up the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The central aim of the Agreement is to combat climate change by keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Climate Action Summit will focus on the heart of the problem – targeting the sectors which create the most emissions and trying to make a difference there.

 

How to get involved

The Day of Peace is a reminder that all of us are part of the solution and we all need to take action collectively if we want to make a change. From turning the lights off and choosing public transport or biking to making commitments in our everyday lifestyles each of us can take a step towards positive improvement. Sharing ideas by using #PeaceDay and #ClimateAction will also make a difference as it will raise awareness about the importance of the issue.

Almost half a million young people around the world have already taken action in their homes, schools, and communities. The youth is a key factor in raising awareness and inspiring change by promoting a sustainable lifestyle, protecting nature, supporting renewable energy, and adopting a revolutionary mindset towards planet protection.

The Day of Peace Student Observance will take place on the 20th September at the United Nations Headquarters and will provide a platform for young people to showcase projects for fighting climate change and promoting peace.

 

Planet Protection Conference 2019

On the 5th and 6th of October DRH Lindersvold Denmark will be hosting the 2019 Planet Protection Conference. The aim of the event is to demonstrate how materialism and our current lifestyle are endangering the equilibrium of the planet. Packed with inspirational talks and workshops on various topics the conference will give its visitors a platform for discussion and try to find a solution to relevant climate change problems.

The Planet Protection Conference will connect people from all paths of life under the same goal and promote diversity and understanding for the greater good.

Everyone is invited and can join the event. Furthermore, the preparation of the even takes a lot of work so DHR Lindersvold is offering free accommodation, food, and entrance to the event for everyone who joins as a volunteer and helps with the organization of the conference.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

It is possible to achieve our goals, but we need decisions, political will and transformational policies to allow us to still live in peace with our own climate.”  ~ Secretary-General António Guterres, 15 May 2019

A structured gap year can be just what you need.
A structured gap year can be just what you need.
A structured gap year can be just what you need.
A structured gap year can be just what you need.

Each year on the 21st of September we celebrate the International Day of Peace. The day was chosen by the United Nations for the occasion in 1981 and has been celebrated ever since. Devoted to unity and the ideals of peace amongst all the people this year’s topic is “Climate Action for Peace”.

The Sustainable Development Goals 2030

In 2015 the United Nations Member States developed the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals – 17 objectives targeted towards the sustainable development of the world. They provide a shared blueprint for getting closer to peace and improving the lifestyle which will protect our planet.

Those 17 goals are an urgent call to action for a global partnership and emphasize on the fact that ending the most relevant world problems goes hand-in-hand with improving health, education, and economic growth. Many different areas intertwine when it comes to global positive development and this year’s Day of Peace takes this into account.

 

It is possible to achieve our goals, but we need decisions, political will and transformational policies to allow us to still live in peace with our own climate.”  ~ Secretary-General António Guterres, 15 May 2019

Sustainable Development Goal 13 is “Climate Action”. It calls for immediate action to lower greenhouse emissions, taking measure to protect the environment, and higher standards of education on climate change. An issue which is reaching the point of having irreversible effects needs to be addressed properly. The 2019 Day of Peace will be promoting climate action as a necessary step towards peace and the affordable, scalable solutions of renewable energy, cleaner technological use, and other approaches which are easily available for a greener future.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

Peace Day 2019 – Climate Action for Peace

2019’s theme points out the importance of the fight with climate change in order to promote peace and unity throughout the world. The threat that climate change has for world peace is evident – we have reached a level where we are dangerously close to irreversible negative effects on the environment caused by our actions and non-sustainable lifestyle.

Not only peace but our life as we know it is endangered by climate change. Natural disasters do three times more damage than various types of conflicts and force millions of people to leave their homes and abandon everything they have worked for.

Water pollution is endangering the quality of life and damaging crops and food security at alarming rates. All of this is impacting public health quality. Furthermore, there is a growing tension over distributing resources all around the world.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

Action is required

Nature does not negotiate. We cannot postpone taking serious action against the growing phenomenon of climate change anymore.

Antonio Guterres from the United Nations points out that if we want to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 we need to take certain measures. Examples include taxing pollution instead of people, putting a stop to subsidizing fossil fuels, and not building more coal plants. We need to shift our focus towards a green economy, not a grey one.

The United Nations is holding a Climate Action Summit on the 23rd of September with the goal to find a concrete and achievable way to speed up the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The central aim of the Agreement is to combat climate change by keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Climate Action Summit will focus on the heart of the problem – targeting the sectors which create the most emissions and trying to make a difference there.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

How to get involved

The Day of Peace is a reminder that all of us are part of the solution and we all need to take action collectively if we want to make a change. From turning the lights off and choosing public transport or biking to making commitments in our everyday lifestyles each of us can take a step towards positive improvement. Sharing ideas by using #PeaceDay and #ClimateAction will also make a difference as it will raise awareness about the importance of the issue.

Almost half a million young people around the world have already taken action in their homes, schools, and communities. The youth is a key factor in raising awareness and inspiring change by promoting a sustainable lifestyle, protecting nature, supporting renewable energy, and adopting a revolutionary mindset towards planet protection.

The Day of Peace Student Observance will take place on the 20th September at the United Nations Headquarters and will provide a platform for young people to showcase projects for fighting climate change and promoting peace.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

Planet Protection Conference 2019

On the 5th and 6th of October DRH Lindersvold Denmark will be hosting the 2019 Planet Protection Conference. The aim of the event is to demonstrate how materialism and our current lifestyle are endangering the equilibrium of the planet. Packed with inspirational talks and workshops on various topics the conference will give its visitors a platform for discussion and try to find a solution to relevant climate change problems.

The Planet Protection Conference will connect people from all paths of life under the same goal and promote diversity and understanding for the greater good.

Everyone is invited and can join the event. Furthermore, the preparation of the even takes a lot of work so DHR Lindersvold is offering free accommodation, food, and entrance to the event for everyone who joins as a volunteer and helps with the organization of the conference.

A structured gap year can be just what you need.

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