What is the launch date and road map for UpLink?
The first step is preview of UpLink at the Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos, with a pilot release to the public shortly afterwards. UpLink will initially contain a small set of action groups focused on the ocean, which corresponds to SDG 14: “Life Below Water”. This will demonstrate how UpLink action groups can deliver impact, notably within two identified ocean issues: illegal fishing and marine pollution.
A more comprehensive version of ‘UpLink Ocean’ will be unveiled at the UN Ocean Conference in June 2020; by this time it is anticipated that UpLink Ocean will be fully operational in all issue areas related to SDG 14. Following the UN Ocean Conference 2020, UpLink will expand to four further SDGs topics; these will be determined by feedback and interest gained throughout the year. The aim is to have these up and running by the Sustainable Development Impact Summit (SDI) 2020 in September. By September 2021, UpLink is expected to host action groups working across all the SDGs.
The UpLink platform will be a network of action groups, with its many contributors taking ownership of themes, topics and the activities which relate to one or more of the SDGs.
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