Seal the Deal! Hollywood joins the campaign to combat climate change


Seal the Deal

Climate change is here and threatens us all; say Hollywood actors, film directors, environmentalists and politicians in a new UN public service announcement series, launched this week, urging viewers to sign the Climate Petition on the Seal the Deal!

The hard-hitting, “Seal the Deal!” public awareness campaign was launched at the start of Global Climate Week, 21-25 September 2009 and was shot in six locations across four continents.

 

The public awareness campaign was directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (co-writer of the film The Day After Tomorrow). The video features President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives; Don Cheadle (Hollywood actor, film producer and author); Professor Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner); Midori Goto (UN Messenger of Peace); Philippe Cousteau (Animal Planet presenter and environmentalist); and Saba Douglas-Hamilton (wildlife film maker).

 

Follow this link to sign the Climate Petition and watch the campaign video.

 

Click here to see the press release.

The first "Global Climate Week" was launched on 19 September 2009, in Hamburg, Germany, starting a week of synchronised activities around the world to encourage urgent action to stop climate change, Global Climate Week officially runs from 21-25 September 2009, involving activities by corporations, community groups and individuals around the world. it coincides with the Summit on Climate Change that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting today, 22 September 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

 

Hamburg’s Climate Week aims to generate international awareness and to contribute to helping world leaders make decisions in Copenhagen that will steer economies and populations towards a healthy future. Over 60 events are scheduled, including the launch of a research boat, the Aldebaran, which is intended to serve as a symbol for successful dialogue between science and the media. Secretary-General Ban is leading the call for communities around the world to take advantage of the designated week to encourage leaders to seal a fair, balanced and effective agreement on climate change, stating that “no issue is more fundamental to long-term national security and sustainable prosperity.”

 

Visit the CABI Environmental Impact internet resource to search publications (reports, articles, review articles) and events on the subject.

 

Source: Climate-L.org and UNEP

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