For Italy, the central event of 28 march will be in Venice, became a symbol of the fight against climate change with the high water of November 2019, with a peak of 187 cm, the second-highest ever. The Municipality has immediately supported and sponsored the initiative. In Italy, the Wwf has asked that, as every year, at 20.30 on march 28 turn off the external lights of the Quirinale, Palazzo Chigi, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Montecitorio, as well as the Dome and the facade of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican.
last year the Earth Hour involving millions of people in 188 Countries, while they were 18,000 in the monuments among the most important in the world (from the Eiffel tower to the Sydney Opera House) to remain in the dark for an hour. Also this year, people all over the world are invited to take part in the events organized on the occasion of the mobilization and to participate in the collection of signatures, the online "Voice for the Planet", which will then be presented to world leaders on the occasion of global forums as the United Nations General Assembly to ask for a New Deal for Nature and People.
"we ask You to participate in each city to make you feel strength to our voice, because today more than ever it is urgent to push the decision-makers in the political and economic to the to finally move from words to action", underlines, Donatella Bianchi , president of Wwf Italy, remembering that Earth Hour 2020 will be the first meeting useful to turn the spotlight on the 'New Deal for Nature and People', "a new way of thinking about the future, which includes ambitious targets and indicators consistent with the goal of effectively protecting at least 30% of the surface of our planet by 2030, reaching 50% by 2050".
To support the Earth Hour 2020, in addition to associations, citizens and enterprises, also the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the president of the Republic of austria Alexander Van Der Bellen , the model and australian actress Lara Worthington , the actor of peruvian Gonzalo Revoredo , the musician nepali Swoopna Suman and the chinese actor Deng Lun . "The overall rate of loss of nature which we have seen in the last 50 years is unprecedented in the history of humanity, in relation to the threat to the lives and human well-being - says Marco Lambertini , director general of Wwf International - it Is estimated that the services provided by nature are worth 125.000 billion dollars a year, double the world's Gdp, and without these natural resources, businesses and services on which we depend will fail". "The nature gives us the advantage of also providing us with food, water and clean air, and is one of our strongest allies against climate change, he adds, it Is essential that each of us add his voice to save the Planet, asking for a New Deal for Nature and the People in 2020, for a sustainable future".
The results of Earth Hour. In the last decade, Earth Hour involved more than 180 Countries of the world in the implementation of initiatives to combat the climate crisis, helping to spur awareness, action, and policy change. Among the achievements, the creation of a marine protected area of 3.5 million hectares in Argentina, in a forest, the Earth Hour 2,700 hectares in Uganda and the adoption of a new legislation for the protection of the seas and the forests in Russia. Last year, the Wwf Ecuador has pushed for a law banning the use of plastic bags and other products from disposable plastic and polystyrene in the capital and the Wwf-Indonesia has started to plant a total of 20,000 trees of mangroves in 13 cities. The initiative, Earth Hour 2020 has already been granted the patronage of the Chamber of Deputies, while it was required the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic and the patronage of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Senate, and of the Anci. By visiting the website oradellaterra.org you will discover how every part of the world will celebrate Earth Hour.
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