Creatives have the power to influence humanity in way in which we don’t often think! Our Economy generates:
Nearly 30 million jobs worldwide
Jobs for more people aged 15−29 than any other sector
Annual revenues of US$2.25 Trillion
Global exports of over US$250 Billion
Last year, IMWD2018 was marked in 21 languages, across 12 platforms, in 170+ countries. We dedicate IMWD2019 to the theme of “SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE” as we urgently embrace the warnings of scientists who tell us “Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history (IPBES).”
“Biodiversity & nature’s contributions to people are our common HERITAGE & humanity’s most important life-supporting ‘safety net’. But our safety net is stretched almost to breaking point,” Prof. Sandra Díaz, Co-Chair of Global Assessments study at the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) .
“What does SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE mean to you?”