Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Greenpeace projects call to save the planet on face of Huayna Picchu

Written by Hillary Ojeda | Peru This Week
Greenpeace projects call to save the planet on face of Huayna Picchu Greenpeace

Greenpeace projected “Act for the Climate! Go Solar!” on the Huayna Picchu temple of the Machu Picchu archaeological site today in light of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 20).

According to the organization, seven activists were involved in the installation calling out to the world to save the planet and bring an end to carbon dioxide emissions. Activists came from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Austria, and Germany and projected the message in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, and Hindi.

Greenpeace representative of the Andina area, Mauro Fernandez, said COP 20 “could be a historic opportunity” for the defenders of the environment to voice their concerns to political and world leaders.

“So from Machu Picchu, this sacred place in Peruvian culture, Greenpeace calls on politicians to avoid a climate disaster and move towards a model hundred percent renewable by 2050,” argued Fernandez.

Fernandez adds that using solar and wind energy can so much as mitigate pending disasters from floods and rising sea levels.

“There are no more excuses, political leaders must act,” said Fernandez.

COP 20 begins today in Lima with 10,300 delegates from 195 countries and organizations. The meetings will prepare an important document regarding reduction of carbon emissions and will be used in the Paris summit in 2015 (COP 21). This document will determine the world’s future and political will to combat climate change.

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