Two BA (Hons) Graphic Design students, Lewis Hales and Will Broomfield, along with BA (Hons) Photography student, Grace Goodworth were invited to attend the launch of the Mission 2020 campaign at Google’s headquarters in London.

Former United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres launched the campaign and urged immediate and direct action to curb emissions by 2020 as laid out by the Mission2020 roadmap for decarbonisation.

The students were invited by Canon on behalf of Ideas Foundation, Mission 2020, and Project Everyone to engage with the talks and network with people in attendance. They were also tasked with documenting the event, and presenting a visual response.

Speaking about the event, Will said:

“We were photojournalists for the day which opened up numerous networking opportunities with key figures in sustainability. The opportunity to talk with people doing pioneering work into the most pressing issues of the world right now was amazing. It has given me a deeper understanding about the state of the world and as a result I feel motivated to use that knowledge and really focus on design for good in the hope of making the world a more sustainable place.”

Lewis added:

“The one thing that really stuck in my mind from the event was that it gave me with the opportunity to understand more about climate change and how hugely necessary it is to reduce our carbon emissions”.

Find out more about the Mission2020.