Goals Night Out
Aug 12, 2023
Celebrating the power of youth climate justice movements
On International Youth Day, Youth Climate Justice Fund founders Joshua Amponsem, Green Africa Youth Organisation; Nathan Méténier, Former UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisor, co-Founder of Generation Climate Europe and Paloma Costa Oliveira, Brazilian young climate activist, Former UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisor, reflect on the power of youth climate justice movements. As we enter the midpoint of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, many of the most impactful movements and leaders in climate action stem from today’s youth. However, these movements are still only receiving less than 1% of climate grants from the largest climate foundations. At Goals House, The Youth Climate Justice Fund has been able to convene donors and allies to help support youth-led climate initiatives. In September at New York Climate Week, The Youth Climate Justice Fund will officially be launched, and will meet again at Goals House to support youth led initiatives across the globe working to combat the threats of climate change.
Jun 8, 2023
World Oceans Day: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future
On World’s Oceans Day, we reflect on the tremendous progress that needs to be made to reach Goal 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to conserve and sustainably use our Oceans. In our latest thought piece, freuds Group CEO and Blue Marine Foundation Chairman and Trustee, Arlo Brady, reflects on our collective progress but also the long road ahead in realising Goal 14.
May 11, 2023
From Silos to Solutions - Uniting for a New Era of Inclusive Growth
In Washington DC in April, we partnered with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth to convene leaders and visionaries from around the world to discuss the need for partnership to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all. In our latest thought piece, The Center’s CEO and Founder, Shamina Singh, reflects on the evening and the powerful messages of the attendees, and the potential for great progress with collaboration across sectors. Speakers discussed holistic approaches to climate change, increasing financial access and credit scores, and catalysing entrepreneurship in marginalised communities.
Apr 25, 2023
A Race Against Time to Meet the Growing Malaria Challenge in African Cities
On World Malaria Day, we wanted to bring attention to how the war against malaria is changing rapidly and how we can all learn more to better eliminate malaria and encourage action to minimise suffering and death from the disease. In 2022, The Global Fund hosted a reception at Goals House in Davos that was powered by and co-hosted with Salesforce to commemorate the Global Fund's Seventh Replenishment, in which they raised $15.7 billion to battle malaria, TB, and AIDS. This year, we want to provide people the opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals who are working towards the same Goals who may otherwise be siloed in separate networks. As a result, as part of our expanding community, Oxitec Ltd, the leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease, destroy crops and harm livestock, joined us in Davos for the first time in 2023. Grey Frandsen, CEO of Oxitec Ltd, is now speaking with us on how the world can address the growing malaria threat in African cities.
Nov 7, 2022
“It always seems impossible until it is done” – Thoughts Ahead of COP27
With all eyes on COP27 and how these climate talks will be unlike any other, our Chief Impact Officer, Hannah Pawlby, has shared her thoughts on how COP27 will aid the transition from negotiation to implementation of action.
Mar 8, 2023
Our gender agenda: Equity over equality?
The aim of International Women's Day 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Goal 5 has become a lens for many of our discussions at Goals House as our community explores the steps needed to reverse recent regressions in gender equality and encourage action. In light of this, our Manager of Development & Media Mary Hunter has shared some of her thoughts on equity over equality.
A cleaner, healthier world requires universal access to clean water
The United Nations 2023 Water Conference, the first of its kind in nearly 50 years, took place in March, with the objective of mobilising global action for water resilience and security. We chatted with Goals House partner and friend Patty O'Hayer, Global Head of External Affairs at Reckitt, about the water crisis and how the world can rise to the challenge of addressing it.