Lewis Pugh

Lewis's Red Sea swim

Biodiversity is essential to life on this planet as we know it; it provides and supports everything in nature that we need to survive. Yet biodiversity loss due to the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges we face.

We believe inaction is not an option. So, we are pleased to announce Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, will be taking on a new challenge. In October, Lewis will swim across the Red Sea to raise awareness of the rising water temperatures starving and even killing coral reefs, which support essential biodiversity.

This swim, in partnership with LGIM, is strategically timed to take place ahead of COP27 in November, where governments, policymakers and businesses will convene in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, to move the dial on climate-related issues.

Join Lewis on his journey across the Red Sea by following LGIM on Linkedin, where we will post regular updates.

Lewis’s 2021 Greenland swim

In September 2021, Lewis has finished his extraordinary swim across the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland to highlight the urgent need for climate action.

Navigating icebergs and brash ice in near freezing waters has been a brutal challenge, even for a highly experienced endurance swimmer.

Watch the footage of Lewis’ Greenland swim here:

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