Crack the Crises

In 2021, the UK will host two critical summits, the G7 in June and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.

With the world facing challenges such as Covid, injustice, climate change and nature crisis, UK decision-makers have an opportunity to demonstrate their leadership at home and abroad.

That is why organisations from across the UK, advocating for a better future for people and planet, have come together in this new coalition. We want to bring people together to tackle these crises by taking individual actions, by supporting others and by asking decision-makers to act.

At the G7 in Cornwall this month – 12-13 June, the UK will be hosting the leaders of some of the world’s most powerful countries. So it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to crack the four major crises the whole world is facing; the Covid pandemic, injustice, climate change and nature loss.

We’re all invited to be part of the Wave of Hope craft action sweeping the UK to show the leaders that we want them to work together for a better world.

Along with the nation’s favourite illustrators, including Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Diane Ewen, Jim Field and Nick Sharratt, you can help spread the Wave of Hope in your community.

To take part in the Wave of Hope, the Crack the Crises coalition are asking individuals, families and community groups to put together creative window displays of handprints from their homes to raise awareness of the need for urgent climate action, adding messages of hope.

Take a photo of your window display and post it to social media using #WaveofHope.

These images will then be collated together for use in a physical display at the G7 itself.

To find out more about the #WaveOfHope, visit