No country, however resourceful or powerful will be immune from the impacts of climate change and environmental damage. Positive solutions will be required at scale, and awareness on positive solutions needs to be raised.
This is why we see overwhelming support for the Paris Agreement. It entered into force with breath-taking speed as countries realize it is in their own national interest to take action now.
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016, has stated in a November 2016 press conference that: "We don’t have plan B because there is no planet B!"
This thought guided the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". This agenda has 92 paragraphs. Paragraph 51 outlines the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets and 232 indicators.
We all have much to gain by acting now.
Addressing climate change is critical to protecting our planet, safeguarding the most vulnerable and advancing shared prosperity.
Traditional museums are institutions that care for (conserve) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. The largest museums are located in major cities throughout the world, while thousands of local museums exist in smaller cities, towns and rural areas. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving research and specialist focuses to serving the general public.
There are many types of museums, including art museums, natural history museums, science museums, war museums, and children's museums.
The purpose of modern museums is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public. According to International Council of Museums, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries.
However, literally NO global museum is dedicated to interpreting humankind’s most pressing issues as are highlighted by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The purpose of the World Sustainability Museum is NOT ONLY collecting, preserving, interpreting, and displaying items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public.
The World Sustainability Museum is ALSO a platform for sharing collective wisdom, fostering innovation, leveraging investment potential and connecting new and existing business with opportunity.
Highlighting and fostering solutions to global challenges, such as are highlighted by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), towards the maximization of facilitating development in a sustainable manner.
By 2025, we will build the first physical World Sustainability Museum (WSM) in a major global city to engage and inspire people and businesses from around the world to achieve greater positive impact, while catalyzing critically important transitions on issues affecting our planet and future generations.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission to build the world's first sustainability museum.
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