International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17.10.2023 2 min read

This 17th of October, 2023, marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which also serves as one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. While this may seem like a distant issue, it is estimated that one in five people within the UK lives in absolute poverty. This day serves to recognise and honour the over 1 billion people still living in poverty across the planet today, as well as to highlight the numerous challenges that are linked to communities experiencing poverty, including:

  • Increased vulnerability to climate change;
  • Unsafe or poorly developed housing;
  • Dangerous working conditions;
  • Access to healthy food and water; and
  • Low air quality.

The overarching theme of this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is dignity for all in practice, which serves to highlight the importance of providing dignity and personal freedom to those who may have had either of these human rights curtailed as a result of living under poverty. To support dignity for all in practice, there are multiple approaches and methods used by Temple to ensure the support and sustainable futures of our clients:

  • Sustainable planning and development services;
  • Robust stakeholder engagement and management;
  • Proactive Socio-economic Impact Assessments; and
  • Producing Social Value through all projects.

Through the expertise of Temple and our sustainability consultants, the work we produce has the power and potential to drive long lasting change through the use of these techniques and methods. By actively listening to those we aim to serve, our work becomes tailored to the specific wants and needs of our clients and the greater community.