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Urgent action to combat climate change

Has Covid-19 Affected sustainable development goals (SDG) 13?

Climate change is goal 13 among the sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined in the 2030 agenda. Covid-19 pandemic has caused a global social and economic scare in most counties in the world hence adopting ways to address climate change. The future of our planet takes us to a different level of uncertainty, which includes people’s wellbeing.

Protecting forests, improving governance, empowering women and children, enhancing climate resilience,   and ensuring clean energy growth in Africa will be a cornerstone in reaching the  SDGs ’ 2030 Agenda. It will also help us to keep temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees hence protecting the planet from disastrous risks that climate change brings.

Urgent action to combat climate change

According to the  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), milestone achievements in building resilience for the people of Africa are explored, shedding light on how future climate change adaptation actions should be formulated to scale-up the success of climate resilience projects. The report takes a close look at climate change adaptation projects funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other vertical funds from 2000 to 2015.

We have a single mission; to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation

Francois Hollande - Former President of France

Nature is in crisis, threatened by pollution, global heating, habitat loss, and biodiversity. Failure to act is failing humanity. Addressing coronavirus pandemic and protecting ourselves against future global threats requires the management of hazardous medical and chemical waste; strong and global stewardship of nature and biodiversity; and facilitation of the transition to carbon-neutral economies. Humanity depends on action now for a resilient and sustainable future.

SDG 13

Other SDGs include;

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 4: Quality education

Goal 5: Gender equality

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth

Goal 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13: Climate action

Goal 14: Life below water

Goal 15: Life on land

Goal 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Mercy Tyra Murengu
A multi-award-winning journalist accredited by the Media Council of Kenya.

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