2030 NOW

2030 NOW is about a better future for all of us and for planet Earth.

It features stunning photography, world-famous artists and some of the people who are working hard at local and global level to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

2030 NOW presents the 17 goals in a series of interviews and themes. It introduces readers to the kinds of technology and solutions that hold the key to achieving the SDGs and to giving the world the boost that it needs, and which the UN member states have promised their people and each other.

Visually, the 2030 NOW book will be in a class of its own, with photography by the world-famous Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Earth from Above) and contributions from some of the greatest artists of our day. Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono and Olafur Eliasson are among those who have confirmed their participation.

Inspirational local heroes from around the world will talk about how and why they spend so much of their time making a difference focusing on the climate, human rights, health, nature and other aspects of the world we all share. These shining beacons of hope serve as examples to the rest of us to do our bit.

Inspiration will also be derived from 17 prominent people who advocate for the SDGs and will talk about how they relate to them. Among those invited to contribute are Michelle Obama, Zainab Salbi, Matt Damon and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Partners: UNDP, ART 2030
Writer: Susanne Sayers
Research: Poul Arnedal, Michael Helt Knudsen, Vibs Højgaard Frederiksen
Concept: Søren Rud – Stine Trier Norden
Publisher: Life Publishing
Picture credit in the courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand