Climate Imperative

Why is advocacy important?

Climate change reveals just how interconnected the world is.

Without larger, more developed countries managing their energy use and emissions, small islands’ preventative measures will not have much impact.

This is why The UWI, development partners, and other agencies have joined forces to advocate for global change.

It is thus imperative that collective action is taken, worldwide, to:

  • Limit global temperature rise to less than 1.5°C.
  • Effectively manage the symbiotic relationships among human, animal and plant ecosystems.

This is the only way to strengthen the Caribbean’s resilience. This is the only way to achieve the United Nations’ SDG13 on climate action. This is the only way to safeguard future generations.

The UWI is committed to doing its part.

A matter of survival

What is SDG 13?

SDG13 is the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 13 about climate action.

It focuses on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by 2030.

The 2030 agenda for sustainable development, in which the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are enshrined, was intended as a blueprint for balancing people, planet and prosperity.

Much of The UWI’s work is based on these goals.