Many governments and organisations are working hard to deal with plastic waste and pollution. But the problem’s getting worse and efforts aren’t keeping pace. We believe the world needs a UN treaty to truly tackle the issue.
Climate change is not just an environmental issue, it’s a threat to human rights and deepens inequality by disproportionately affecting people marginalised by poverty. This year, access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment was recognised as a fundamental human right.
As a Principal Partner of COP26, Unilever went to the Glasgow climate talks to advocate for greater ambition and decisive action. After two weeks of negotiations, the outcome delivers more than many expected but less than the world needs. Here, our Global Climate & Environment Director Thomas Lingard reflects.
The next decade is make or break for our climate. If we can keep the global temperature rise to 1.5°C we can avert a catastrophe. But as a world community we are not on track. That’s why we’re calling for a huge step- up in ambition and action from governments and business.
Just under a year ago, we sent out an appeal to young people around the world asking for their help in getting the Global Goals done. Over 3,000 raised their hands, 374 took part in our hackathons across six countries, and now four teams have been selected as joint winners. This is their story.