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  • Writer's pictureAudrey Wang

SDG Newsletter - Goal 13: Climate Action

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

March 13, 2023

Inside Project 17's Collaboration with RISE School

Project 17’s Creative Director Araika Ramchandran spent the month of February at RISE School, a school in rural India dedicated to providing the same opportunities to rural children as those who grow up in India’s cities. Through her time there, she expanded Project 17's impact by designing and executing an SDG-themed International Science Day curriculum. Read more about her experience on our blog!


Goal 13 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs The United Nation’s 13th SDG goal aims to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. Climate change and its severe consequences are threatening the existence of human civilization, and this existential threat is growing every minute. According to statistical analysis done by the UN, 700 million people will be expected to be displaced due to drought by 2030, and major natural disasters will increase by 40% from 2015 to 2030. By 2100, sea levels will rise 30-60 cm globally. Despite the severity of the issue and its looming consequences, humanity as a whole still emitted 6% more CO2 into the atmosphere– the highest level of yearly increase ever. Experts predict that if this rate of climate change continues, we can only expect more and more severe weather events and more ecological crises.

How will Covid-19 ultimately impact climate change? | MIT News A study in 2021 examined two estimates of global economic activity through 2035: one based on the impact of Covid-19, while the other forecasting economic growth had Covid-19 not occurred. It was shown that though travel restrictions and lockdowns reduced greenhouse gas emission in 2020, the lasting effects “are unlikely to contribute substantially to global efforts to meet the long-term climate goals of the Paris Agreement.” Therefore, countries must take further efforts to meet the 2 degrees goal.

How Climate Change Is Making Tampons (and Lots of Other Stuff) More Expensive - The New York Times Climate change has made a multitude of products more expensive as it detriments farms. Texas farmers, for instance, abandoned 74 percent of their planted crops impacted by drought. However, climate change’s impact isn’t limited to just cotton in Texas. Personal care items which require little processing are very sensitive to the price of raw materials. When climate change causes disruption in the price of raw materials, the price of finished products increases as well. It was commented that “Climate change is a secret driver of inflation”.


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