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21-01-2015 Cop20 news

5 signals that the global climate agreement is in the right track

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COP20 yielded important and undeniable fruits. During this conference not only the foundations for a global-reach document were laid, but also alliances were created among political and social actors.
We now show you 5 signals that demonstrate that COP20’s global climate agreement is in the right track:

1. Pharrel Williams adds up to opinion leaders on climate change

Pharrel Williams, famous world class singer, pledged on Wednesday, as he stood close to Al Gore, to promote actions to mitigate climate change. In the photograph you can see U.S.former vice-president, Al Gore, and the founder of Live Earth, Kevin Wall, together with Pharrell Williams, the American singer, talking at the Davos Global Economic Forum, to raise awareness on climate change.

Fotografía: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images

Fotografía: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images

2. Barack Obama as an opinion leader in the climate debate

“I am decided to make sure that United States leadership will drive international action for climate change mitigation,” said the American president in his State of the Union addresslast Tuesday.

Fuente: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media

Fuente: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media

3. Citizens are marching

More than 400.000 people took to the streets in New York to put pressure on world leaders to take measures against climate change. Hundreds of thousands more did the same in London, Melbourne and Lima. This is how the global warming issue was heard in all the voices of world citizens.

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4. The influence of Leonardo Di Caprio in the climate debate

You should never underestimate Leo’s power. Every time this celebrity talks about climate change, he generates great media coverage, and he grasps the attention of both adult and youth populations. The same as Di Caprio, there are other UN climate change messengers, such as Ben Affleck, Bono, Sting, among other famous.

5. In spite of criticism, the UN process reached an agreementin Lima

“Lima Call for Climate Action” is the name of the COP20 decision draft signed yesterday at dawn. Through this document, leaders all over the world stated their commitment in mitigating global climate change.

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