In 2015, world leaders pledged to work together to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. In the same year, they adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. What is the link between the two commitments?

In a new explainer video produced through its Volunteer Initiative with the simpleshow foundation, UNSSC presents climate action as a cross-cutting area that needs to be thought through from the perspective of the dimensions of sustainable development. These five critical dimensionsā€”people, prosperity, planet, partnership and peace, also known as the 5 Pā€™sā€” should inform development policy decisions at all times.

This means that for a climate intervention to be sustainable, it must take into account not only the environmental, but also the social and economic consequences it generates. Otherwise, the trade-offs between environmental gains and social and economic losses could be detrimental to achieving true sustainability. On the other hand, without climate action we will not manage to advance the wider sustainable development objectives and might even face reversal through strains on the environment, which can jeopardize development gains.

Watch the video to learn more about why it is imperative to make conscious choices in advancing climate action for sustainable development.

Climate Action for Sustainable Development from UNSSC on Vimeo

Are you interested in making your own explainer video about a sustainable development topic of your choice? The UNSSC and simpleshow foundation Volunteer Initiative allows individuals and organisations to create videos to promote action and awareness around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The simpleshow foundation will provide you with free access to their video creation tool, mysimpleshow, to produce an animated video based on your script. No prior experience in video creation is required. This makes the Volunteer Initiative an excellent opportunity for everyone who would like to share their sustainable development message in an engaging video format. Follow the links below for more information.

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