According to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, hundreds of millions of people all over the world are expected to join the Earth Hour and switching off their lights this coming Saturday night as a way of demanding a solid global agreement concerning the climate.
At 8:30 pm (GMT), Saturday, you can expect many of the world’s finest and brightest structures will experience an hour of darkness as Earth Hour peaks in on its 9th year. The secretary general said via video, this year’s Earth Hour will hold considerable significant because in about 9 months, there will be a pivotal UN meeting regarding the changing climate of the world which will be held in Paris.
He said that climate change is a problem of the people because the people are the ones who have caused it and they are the ones affected by it. It is because of this, it is only the people who can put a solution to this growing climate crisis. For this very reason, the United Nations will be bringing all of the nations together in Paris so that there would be a new universal climate agreement full of purpose and meaning. He said that the meeting will culminate a year of sustainable development action.
The organizers of the meeting said that this will be their biggest demonstration yet. The Earth Hour chair, Sudhanshu Sarronwala, said that the Climate Change is the issue of the generation and that an hour without lights will affect and inspire millions of people around the world and spread awareness.
About 7,000 cities in 172 different countries are expected to join the demonstration. Most of the world’s most famous landmarks will also be turning their lights off. Among these landmarks are the UN building in New York, the Houses of Parliament in London, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary of Britain said that it is time for everyone to recognize how climate change can affect everything that we know and do.