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Sustainable development

From climate change to climate emergency

How can we, Servas members, be part of the solution ?
By Danielle Serres, former SI UN Coordinator, Jeanne Devine, former SI Main Rep at the UN NY, and Gopal Rajan, former SI Rep at the UN NY

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact

United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 13

Every one of us can help limit climate change and take care of our planet. From the way we travel, to the electricity we use and the food we eat, we can make a difference. By making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we can be part of the solution and influence change.

We, SI Reps at the UN, have some proposals:

  1. Create less pollution, avoid plastics, use less energy, reduce travel by air and gasoline-powered vehicles
  2. Consume less meat and buy locally, and avoid food waste
  3. Join forces with like-minded organizations, including supporting Fridays for Future, the youth-driven movement inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg
  4. Support Servas members in countries where they are more at risk
  5. Support local and national leaders who are committed to addressing climate change
  6. Support the faster disbursement of financial help to poor countries, to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a decisive manner

What are your suggestions?

United Nations

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