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SDGs in Action: Climate Action
3 June 2022 - minneapolis

SDGs in Action: 13 Climate Action

Temperatures are rising. Carbon dioxide levels and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere have reached record highs. Weather patterns are changing and sea levels are rising. If left unchanged, climate change will continue to worsen storms and natural disasters and cause global threats such as food and water scarcity.

Addressing climate change means looking at all of our systems (energy, industry, transport, food, agriculture and forestry) in order to limit global temperature rise and lower emissions. This will not only help reverse the negative effects, but also create over 18 million jobs focused on sustainable energy and could trigger $26 trillion in economic benefits by 2030.

So what are we waiting for?

Take Action

Find some resources below to support your climate action journey. But know that even small decisions regarding your personal lifestyle make a difference. About two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to private households. We can help make a difference!

Local companies making a difference:

Startups and Entrepreneurial Support Organizations are also tackling climate change with innovative clean energy and food solutions.

Perennial Pantry 

Perennial Pantry exists to bring delicious, climate positive food stables to your kitchen through regenerative agriculture.

Their leading regenerative corp is Kernza – the first perennial grain, meaning it lives for multiple years. Kernza has 10 foot deep roots, where the magic of healing the earth happens!

Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture

  • Building soil: Increased plant diversity, covering soil year-round and stopping tillage builds healthy soils
  • Cleaning water: Healthier soil catches and holds water during extreme rain events and perennial crops prevent water contamination
  • Fighting Climate Change: Plants can draw carbon out of the atmosphere and store it in the soil

Want to learn more and celebrate this amazing crop? Check out KernzaFest on June 18, 2022 from 10am-6pm in Lake City, MN.

Grid Catalyst: 2020 Clean Energy Cohort

Grid Catalyst is a Clean Energy Accelerator Deploying Solutions for Northern Climate Challenges. They work to accelerate clean energy deployment by connecting entrepreneurs to project demonstration, mentorship and development and investment to grow their business.

In March, they announced their inaugural Energy Startup Cohort for their Northern Climate Accelerator Program.  

Meet the Startups:

All projects are being deployed in Minnesota in partnership with clean energy leaders from across the state.

“These startups represent an exciting wave of clean energy technologies and solutions that create opportunities for decarbonization, investment and workforce in the Midwest.”

Alongside community initiatives and personal choices, state regulation, the actions of companies and civil society, and environmental & social enterprises have an important and disruptive role to play in accelerating the global transition to sustainability. As a global network, we are stepping forward and aligning our efforts to achieve impact at scale. 

Learn more about Impact Hub Global’s Environmental Strategy.