HOW CAN WE BE THE GREATEST LEVER FOR CHANGE?
This question guided our team in selecting which SDGs to focus on for the second year of Convening17. All of the SDGs are important, however in our conversations with participants last year, some emerged as being foundational to the success of others. Life Below Water - the oceans form an underwater system that helps to drive and balance the Earth as a whole; from global temperatures and climate change to biodiversity and resources. Over three billion people globally are dependent on the ocean and its costs for their livelihoods. In order to ensure a bright future for both the planet and future generations, we must address the widespread pollution, changing temperatures, and biodiversity loss in our oceans.
This year we are excited to announce a number of partnerships (in the spirit of SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals) to help us connect across silos to Discover, Connect, and Scale solutions by 2030.