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Bringing Your Global
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This November, world leaders will gather in Glasgow at the UN Climate Change Conference (known as COP26) for a critical summit in the fight against the climate crisis. For us to tackle the world’s greatest challenges, from ending poverty to reducing inequalities and fulfilling everyone’s human rights, climate action must be achieved and the Global Goals must be realised.

Join thousands of others and be a Voice for Change.

ABOUT YOUR MESSAGE

Do you want to see more trees planted? Or a future where women have the same rights as men? Do you want to see racial equality achieved?

Whether you’re a climate campaigner, a gender activist or someone who just wants to see real change in your lifetime, we want your voice to be heard at COP26. Join us by telling us what change you want to see in our world.

We encourage your message to be inspiring and positive. All submissions must be in English and no more than 15 seconds long.

Scroll down for some ideas of what your message could be about.

Read more about Voices for Change and the Global Goals

Let the Global Goals guide you in
choosing your message for change.

The Global Goals - agreed by every country in 2015 at the United Nations - are a world changing plan to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle the climate crisis. These 17 Goals are our to do list for people and planet.

Hover over each Goal to learn more and see suggestions for your message.

1

It’s estimated climate change will drive 68 million to 132 million into poverty by 2030.

I want to live in a world where no one faces extreme poverty. There’s enough wealth to go around.

2

Nearly 1 billion people don’t have enough to eat.

In the world we live in today, no one should die from hunger.

3

Less than 2% of population of developing countries have received the Covid vaccine.

Vaccines protect us from deadly diseases Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you get vaccinated.

4

If everyone finished secondary education, the global poverty rate would be halved.

Education opens countless doors and no child should be denied access.

5

1 in 3 women globally still experience violence.

I want to live in a world where no woman fears for her safety, at home or outside their house.

6

2 billion people currently lack access to safe water.

Access to water is a basic human right that every single person on Earth should have.

7

If people worldwide switched to energy efficient light bulbs, the world would save US$120 billion annually.

Investing in renewable energy won’t just benefit us today, but also generations to come.

8

In 2020, Covid cost workers around the world $3.7 trillion in lost earnings.

I want to see decision-makers support those who were most affected by the pandemic.

9

Almost half of the world’s population has no access to the internet.

Being connected is a vital part of our daily lives. I want to see universal and affordable access for all.

10

One billion people around the world live with some form of disability, that’s 15% of the world’s population.

A disability shouldn’t limit a person’s opportunities.

11

Cities create over 70% of all carbon emissions.

I love my city, but I wish I saw more parks and less cars.

12

If food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

I plan to reduce my food waste by buying only what I need. I want to see everyone do the same.

13

The last decade was the warmest ever measured on Earth.

Our collective actions are damaging our planet. I want to see world leaders take action to tackle climate change.

14

At least 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, harming marine life and our planet overall.

There’s an alternative to every plastic product. It’s time we use them.

15

In the six seconds it takes you to read this, an area of rainforest the size of a football pitch has been lost.

I want us to protect our forests for the indigenous people and all the species it’s home to.

16

Almost 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of war, conflict or persecution.

I want to see a world where war is a thing of the past, not the present. A world where everyone is safe.

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To achieve these 17 Goals, we all must take action and work together.

I want us all to realise we can play an important part in achieving the Global Goals.

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Countdown to Glasgow

This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow. They have the opportunity to accelerate progress towards the Goals by stepping up their efforts to fight the climate crisis.

We want world leaders to hear from you, to hear the change that you - and thousands of other passionate individuals around the world - want to see. Your voice can inspire change.

Your contribution will become part of ‘Voices for Change’, a collaboration with Google Arts and Culture Lab that will bring together the voices of people from across the world in an interactive online experience, which will be showcased during November.