Stand with hope and youth inclusion

THE IPCC REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE URGENCY TO ACT NOW. BUT WE CANNOT FIX THE PLANET WITHOUT INCLUDING YOUTH. ​

Conversation and decisions about the future are often held without youth inclusion, regardless the fact that they are the ones that is going to be part of it.​

Human interest – Full artwork

Hope is an asset we all need to cherish to make a difference for ourselves and others in today’s world. Simultaneously, the IPCC report, as shared by the scientists, is the starkest reminder of why. Looking purely at the data presented, it is easy to feel despair.

The art piece ‘Human Interest’, created by Sahara Widoff, creative director at HEART 17, in collaboration with director/photographer David Walegren and EY Doberman, is a message of youth inclusion into the Stockholm +50 meeting and out to the world's decision makers. 

watch Lighting event on UN Building

In collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, May 31 , the film "Human Interest" was launched as an immersive art installation, lighting up the United Nation Headquarters building in New York City, preceding the start of the global UN meeting Stockholm+50.

The art piece is also being displayed in selected H&M USA stores, the Nasdaq Tower (Times Square NYC) as well as on Link NYC outdoor screens around NYC.

Watch the lighting event on UN Web TV.

Time for a new story – The global UN meeting

On the 2-3 of June, the Stockholm+50 meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden - an international environmental meeting convened by the United Nations. Politicians and leaders from all over the world gather to discuss Agenda 2030 and the 17 Global Goals. With our art installation on the United Nations building, HEART 17 wants to bring attention to youth inclusion and creativity - into the Stockholm+50 meeting and out to the world.

Sign our petition

We are in challenging times. War, climate crisis, injustice, inequalities, and the aftermath of a global pandemic. Challenging times that call for action. We must all dare to be optimistic. It is time for a new story. A story of hope.

As of today, we ask you to:

1. Dare to invite youth, especially the ones being hit hardest by the consequences of the climate crisis, to partake in climate conferences

2. Dare to include youth in your decision-making processes

3. Dare to inspire youth to put forward their ideas and innovations

4. Dare to uplift the voices and talk about the struggles of the people who are already suffering the burden of the climate crisis, donate to campaigns, share about crowdfundings, sign petitions.

5. Dare to demand systemic change from governments, corporations and historically colonial institutions.

The art piece

Hope is an asset we all need to cherish to make a difference for ourselves and others in today’s world. Simultaneously, the IPCC report, as shared by the scientists, is the starkest reminder of why. Looking purely at the data presented, it is easy to feel despair. The art piece ‘Human Interest’, created by Sahara Widoff, creative director at HEART 17, in collaboration with director/photographer David Walegren and EY Doberman, contains photographs and quotes by youth leaders, artists and creative references to the IPCC report.