PARIS, FRANCE - The Green Man is on board.
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has joined clamor for emission reductions that would enable a lower than 1.5 degrees Celsius global temperature, reinforcing the pitch made by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), a coalition of 43 countries vulnerable to climate change being led by the Philippines, in the ongoing 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) here in Le Bourget.
Ruffalo, who portrayed Marvel superhero Incredible Hulk in the blockbuster film franchise “The Avengers”, tagged various world leaders, including South African President Jacob Zuma, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his tweet about the long-term goal of zero emissions by 2050 and the proposed lowering of global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The actor used the hashtags #ZeroBy2050, #1o5c, and #COP21 to show his solidarity with environment advocates all over the world currently in grueling negotiations here to finally seal a legally-binding climate treaty with ambitious targets to save Mother Earth from the irreversible effects of climate change.
“The era of fossil fuels is over. We demand a long-term goal of #ZeroBy2050 and a limit of #1o5c warming at #COP21 in Paris," the celebrity-activist tweeted on December 2 using his twitter account @MarkRuffalo.
Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, vice chairman of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and head of the Philippine delegation at COP21, noted that the #1o5c campaign raises awareness among different stakeholders about the urgency for countries to raise their mitigation ambition. To date, the #1o5c campaign is being supported by 106 countries.
“Limiting the emissions to lower than 1.5 degrees Celsius is critical for the survival of people and ecosystems in countries vulnerable to climate change,” De Guzman said
The #1o5c campaign was launched by the CVF in partnership with nongovernment organization CARE International at the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's COP21 on Nov. 30.
December 04, 2015