Don’t support extinction, says the dinosaur in a UNDP short film highlighting the importance of the climate crisis. This is part of the latest campaign under the same banner.

A short film with the participation of world stars was presented as a key element of the last campaign “Do not stand before extinction”. A dinosaur in the General Assembly Hall delivers a speech to the audience, urging world leaders to take more climate action.

It is the first computer-generated (CGI) film filmed at the United Nations General Assembly and shows world stars playing a multilingual dinosaur, including actors Jack Black (English), Issa Gonzalez (Spanish), Nicolae Costera-Waldau (Danish), and ESA. Maiga (French). “The film is fun and interesting, but the issues are very serious,” said Ulrika Moder, head of the Office of External Relations and Advocacy at the United Nations Development Programme. The UN Secretary-General has described the climate crisis as “the red symbol of humanity”.

UNDP and Don’t Stand Against Extinction campaigns aim to highlight fossil fuel subsidies and how to address significant progress toward ending climate change and fueling inequality for the benefit of the wealthy.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 begins on Sunday in Glasgow, UK. Its main goal is to consolidate the findings reached in Paris in 2015, when all countries first signed an agreement to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More than 25,000 delegates are expected to attend the meeting: politicians, experts, negotiators, representatives of NGOs, businessmen and the media. Among the 120+ expected heads of state or government are: British heir to the throne Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and the President of the Republic. Czech Republic. European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s Scott Morrison. Poland is likely to be represented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

They will not come to Glasgow, among others Xi Jinping, the leader of China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and Russian and Brazilian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Jair Bolsonaro.

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The conference will start on October 31 and will run until November 12. The United Nations Climate Summits or COP (Conference of the Parties) are annual global meetings during which next steps in the field of climate policy are negotiated and agreed upon.

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Sirens sounded on Friday afternoon in six Polish cities. Sirens can be heard in Warsaw, Gdansk, Ode, Szczecin, Pozna and Bydgoszcz. It was launched as part of the Climate Alert. The work is being organized as part of the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, which begins on Sunday.

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