Momentum is a precious commodity in the climate talks. With the complexity of the negotiations, the enormous inertia working against progress, and the urgency of the need to reduce emissions, maintaining forward motion is vital.
On Earth Hour’s tenth anniversary on 25 March 2017, an unprecedented 187 countries and territories across seven continents came together to take an urgent stand for climate action. This year, more than 3,000 landmarks and monuments switched off their lights as millions united to protect our planet and future generations from climate change - a testimony to what #togetherpossible stands for!
Read on to discover the people and organizations powering our global movement to change climate change.
In celebration of Earth Hour’s 10th Anniversary, we partnered with Userfarm, the world’s largest global crowdsourcing video platform to invite individuals just like you to share their stories in our “Millions of Reasons to Take Action” video competition. From docu-shorts, to sketches and animations, each of the videos submitted presented unique insights into what climate action means to different people around the globe. This week, we share the top three videos from our 10th anniversary competition.
Forests are essential to life – our life – on Earth, providing vital ecosystem services like clean air, water, food, timber, medicine and much, much more. Did you know that after oceans, forests are the world’s largest storehouses of carbon? In tropical forests alone, a quarter of a trillion tonnes of carbon is stored in above and below ground biomass. With climate change rising on the global environmental agenda, the way we value forests needs to be taken seriously too.
Thanks to popular demand, we are back to feature a few more Earth Hour heroes from around the world though to be honest, these are the people who make Earth Hour the incredible movement we all love and we need no excuse to give them the shout-out they deserve!