Open Planet joins the United Nations SDG Media Compact

Open Planet proudly announces its inclusion as a new member of the United Nations SDG Media Compact – a global alliance of media and entertainment companies committed to accelerating action on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

The partnership reflects Open Planet’s dedication to advancing the global agenda for sustainable development and environmental stewardship and follows its recent recognition as winner of the 2024 MIP SDG Innovation Award.  

As a member of the UN SDG Media Compact, Open Planet joins a prestigious network of over 400 organisations – including its founding partner, Studio Silverback – leveraging media and communication platforms to promote awareness and mobilise action towards achieving the SDGs by 2030. 

Through this collaboration, Open Planet aims to amplify its mission in scaling-up communications on the SDGs, harnessing the power of visual storytelling to inspire change.     

"Joining the SDG Media Compact is an exciting milestone in our mission to exponentially grow the volume and diversity of credible, compelling stories about our planet. By joining forces with the UN and fellow Compact members, we hope to catalyse meaningful action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, while also tackling collective challenges such as disinformation and barriers to storytelling."

— Emily Renshaw-Smith, Executive Director of Operations for Open Planet

Open Planet brings to the SDG Media Compact its fast-growing, open-source library of world-class, scientifically accurate footage and data visualisations – free to use for educational and impact storytelling. A visionary resource for communicators worldwide, Open Planet is working to democratise high-quality content, disseminate accurate information, and foster partnerships that contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  

“We are delighted to see Open Planet join the ranks of the UN SDG Media Compact. Their freely accessible content library is an exciting tool for spreading awareness of the SDGs, as well as enabling the dissemination of diverse perspectives on environmental challenges and the production of impactful storytelling by those affected by environmental issues. We have no doubt that their participation in the Compact will be beneficial to other Members and will support Open Planet in the fulfillment of its crucial mission.”

— Francyne Harrigan, Chief of Sustainable Development for the UN Department of Global Communications

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