February 3, 2023


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Climate change.  Dinosaur at the UN Forum.  Don't be in favor of extinction - a social campaign

Climate change. Dinosaur at the UN Forum. Don’t be in favor of extinction – a social campaign

Don’t support extinction, says the dinosaur in a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) short film highlighting the importance of the climate crisis. This is part of the latest campaign under the same banner.

A short film with the participation of world stars was presented as a main element of the last campaign “Do not stand up for extinction”. A dinosaur in the General Assembly Hall delivers a speech to the audience calling on world leaders to take more climate action.

Dinosaur in the United Nations. For the first time ever

This is the first computer-generated (CGI) movie filmed at the United Nations General Assembly in which world stars play a multilingual dinosaur, including actors Jack Black (English), Isa Gonzalez (Spanish), Nicolae Costera-Waldau (Danish) and Issa Maiga (French). “The film is interesting and interesting, but the issues it raises are very serious,” said Ulrika Moder, head of the Office of External Relations and Advocacy at the United Nations Development Programme. The United Nations Secretary-General has called the climate crisis “the red symbol of humanity.”

The UNDP campaign and Don’t Stand for Extinction aim to highlight fossil fuel subsidies and how they are addressing significant progress toward ending climate change and fueling inequality for the benefit of the wealthy.

COP26 . Climate Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 begins on Sunday in Glasgow, UK. Its main goal is to consolidate the arrangements made in Paris in 2015, when all countries first signed an agreement to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 25,000 delegates are expected to attend: politicians, experts, negotiators, representatives of NGOs, businessmen and the media. Among the more than 120 expected heads of state or government, there will be, among others: the British heir to the throne Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the Czech Republic. European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi and Australia Scott Morrison. Poland will most likely be represented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

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Among other things, Xi Jinping, the leader of China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and the presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin and Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, will not come to Glasgow.

The conference will start on October 31 and will run until November 12. United Nations Climate Summits, the so-called COP (Conference of the Parties) are annual global meetings during which the next steps for climate policy are negotiated and agreed upon.

Paris climate agreementBab / Reuters

Sirens wailed in several Polish cities

On Friday afternoon, sirens sounded in six Polish cities. Sirens could be heard in Warsaw, Gdansk, ód, Szczecin, Pozna and Bydgoszcz. It was launched as part of the Climate Alert. The work is being organized within the framework of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow which begins on Sunday.

In this symbolic way, the creators wanted to invite decision makers to take action appropriate to the scale of the problem, namely the climate crisis. – It’s time to work. Let the sirens sound in Polish cities on the eve of the COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow make everyone aware of the importance and urgency of the problem we face – says the capital’s president, Rafai Trzaskowski, in the press release.

Climate Change EffectsAdam Zimenovich / PAP

Main image source: Reuters