Sir David’s new film A Life On Our Planet is a ‘vision for the future’. Many of his arguments reflect the ambitions of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Here, we match his key quotes with those goals.
All countries are facing the long ascent. We are joined by a single rope. We are only as strong as the weakest climbers. They will need help on the way up. The path ahead is clouded with extraordinary uncertainty. Faster progress on health measures, such as vaccines and therapies could speed up the ascent. But it could also get worse.
Some liken the Coronavirus pandemic to a marathon. At Thinking the Unthinkable we liken it to a steeplechase. Our advice to all leaders is simple: assume a Covid-19 world at least until early 2023.
Why everyone must watch Sir David Attenborough’s #ALifeOnOurPlanet. It's a powerful witness statement of what threatens us all. His arguments align with the UN’s #GlobalGoals for sustainable development. @ourplanet @wwf_uk @GlobalGoalsUN #AttenboroughFilm https://t.co/Sdlq8F7yVi— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) October 16, 2020
We all face what @kgeorgieva labels ‘long ascent’ tethered to one rope to overcome huge damage from #COVID19 & reach new stability. But together we can overcome. Her challenge to #leadership before @IMFNews & @WorldBank annual meeting @LSEnews #LSE125 https://t.co/aZMOtAJVXW— Think Unthinkable (@Think_Unthink) October 12, 2020
We continue to look for single solutions because that is our usual way of working, it feels comfortable & stable. But there are no single solutions that can be relied on to overcome complex challenges. Hence the shift to thinking in terms of #SystemsChange https://t.co/m2zk1eguV0 pic.twitter.com/z6Q8SzblsO— 4SD (@4SD_info) October 7, 2020
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