For the past nine years, UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative has been shining a light on global climate action by citizens, organizations, businesses and governments. Each year, we recognize some of the most innovative and impactful action happening throughout the world. We refer to these as “Lighthouse Activities” and the Momentum for Change 2018 Annual Report highlights 15 such activities and projects.
We must remember, however, that lighthouses do more than shine a light—they also act as beacons. They help those who have strayed off course find their way to safety. Currently, the world finds itself in a perfect storm when it comes to climate change. Extreme weather events are getting worse, emissions continue to rise and it’s clear that if we’re to achieve our climate change goals, we must raise our collective climate ambition.
While we have the Paris Agreement as our guide, and nations and businesses promising to work together to keep us moving forward, it’s valuable to have examples of results-driven, practical climate action throughout the world. While many people understand the why when it comes to boosting climate action, they need clear examples of how.
— Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary
The interactive report includes the showcase of the winning projects as well as a presentation of the initiative and a breakdown of the selection process.
The design features Larish Neue by Radim Peško for titles and introductory texts. Its combination of classic and contemporary feel make it suitable for this institutional context while remaining playful and distinctive. It’s visually strong enough to balance the massive use of gradients. IBM Plex Sans is used as its counterpart for the body text: It was chosen for its rather neutral look and good readability. Furthermore, its slightly squared design balances Larish’s round shapes when juxtaposed.