When it comes to per capita greenhouse gas emissions around the world, Australia is a prominent name among the countries with the highest levels of these emissions. This level of emissions is also having a direct impact on Australia’s world-famous heritage Great Barrier Reef.
How bad the situation is can be gauged from the fact that a group of world-renowned scientists, royals, former presidents and actors have asked UNESCO to ensure the necessary action is taken by the Australian government to protect the Great Barrier Reef. These world-famous celebrities asked to enter through an open letter, the UNESCO Climate Change on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and due to be ‘at risk’ due to global warming in the list of World Heritage Sites.
As you may be aware , the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has made a recommendation near the end of last month. Curry and there will be a meeting this week to vote on the motion.
Australia has one of the highest per capita levels of greenhouse gas emissions around the world , and is also one of the world’s largest exporters of coal and liquid gas. It is lobbying hard against the draft decision , including co-sponsoring a draft resolution (draft resolution) with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to delay the decision.
Signatories to the letter include Filip Costu (journalist , explorer and ocean advocate) , HSH Prince Albert II Sovereign Prince of Monaco , Christiana Figueres , Mohamed Nasheed GCSK ( former President of the Maldives) , Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS ( actor , producer , activist) and Jason Momoa (Actor-Aquaman).
He supported the statement, which says that Australia and the world must act now and this time the climate, when it’s time to save the reef. The climate emergency is already evident in the reef, the statement said , pointing to three serious coral bleaching events in just five years , leading to massive increases in coral mortality.
They say that limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C is an important threshold for the reef and urge Australia – as custodians of the reef – to implement a national plan consistent with 1.5°C .
World famous and respected endorsers of UNESCO ‘s recommendation to the World Heritage Committee to include the reef in the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger (agreed do) support.
The statement said: “We urge the world’s leading emitters to take the most ambitious climate action under the Paris Agreement. There is still time to save the Great Barrier Reef , but Australia and the world must act now.”
” We commend UNESCO for its leadership. We request the World Heritage Committee to support the UNESCO recommendation.”
The statement was organized by the Australian Marine Conservation Society , Australia’s leading marine conservation organisation .
AMCS’s CEO Darren Kindlesaids Has agreed to support thanked those prominent names who statement.
“ Influential signatories to this statement are from around the world , indicating that the adoration and alarm for our reefs is not of concern only to Australians. The reef belongs to the whole world (is owned by) , and as its protector In the U.S. , Australia must show global leadership on climate action to preserve its future.”
It is the latest high-profile call on the World Heritage Committee to accept UNESCO ‘s recommendations following public letters from five world-renowned scientists , Australia’s leading environmental non-governmental organizations and more than 50 influential Australians .
21-member World Heritage Committee will decide at the end of this week they confirmed science-based recommendations to add to the list of ‘endangered World Heritage Reef UNESCO or not.