Celebrities join Oxfam campaign to demand action on climate change
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Published: 5 November 2015
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
Naomie Harris, Simon Pegg and Jamie Oliver have all shared an eyes-only selfie on social media to tell world leaders they have their #eyesonParis for action on climate change.
Oxfam is appealing to the British public to join the campaign too, by taking a photo of their eyes and sending it to Oxfam with the hashtag #eyesonParis from today (Thursday 05 November).
The best deal
The campaign is calling for the best climate deal for the world’s poorest people who are already going hungry because of climate change.
‘It’s unbelievable we live in a world where some people still deny climate change. We all share planet earth and we all should care what goes on in Paris for the sake of future generations. I’m supporting Oxfam while it turns a global spotlight on this massive issue which affects the world’s poorest people the most.’
Oxfam wants the talks in Paris (30 November – 11 December) to result in cuts to emissions and more climate funding to help the world’s poorest people survive.
‘Rich countries have got to lead the way in doing more to cut emissions to avoid climate change spiralling out of control. That’s why we should all have our eyes on Paris – to make sure the world acts in time.’
Celebrities’ eyes on Paris
Other celebrities lining up with Oxfam and who have their #eyesonParis include Angelique Kidjo, Shaun Keaveny, Sara Cox, Jamie Oliver, Rankin, Nina Wadia and Baaba Maal.
‘After Paris, I want world leaders to be able to look us in the eye, knowing that they have agreed the best possible deal to tackle climate change and set us on course to a safer future.’
Naomie Harris, actress and star of the new James Bond film Spectre
They are joining a swell of people around the world, including poor people already affected, who are demanding climate action.
‘All eyes are on Paris. We must begin now to stop climate change. Poor people are suffering more and the numbers are increasing.’
Dame Vivienne Westwood
The UK must, with other rich countries, lead the way in cutting emissions to avoid climate
change spiralling out of control.
Rich countries must deliver on promised climate finance now and commit to providing more after 2020, as part of a new Paris agreement, so developing countries can adapt and develop in a low carbon way.
‘It’s wonderful to have the support of so many huge stars on this global issue. All countries must do their fair share to tackle climate change, but rich countries like Britain who are most responsible must lead the way. We hope world leaders now know we are watching.’
Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB’s Chief Executive
Join the campaign by taking a photograph of your eyes and posting it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #eyesonParis.