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SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ‘PEOPLE’S ADVOCATE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ‘PEOPLE’S ADVOCATE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

Context

Recently, Sir David Attenborough was appointed as the People’s Advocate of the COP26 for the UN Climate Change summit.

Details

  • The UN Climate Change summit to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.
  • Sir David Attenborough is a nature documentary film-maker, broadcaster, writer, naturalist for his pioneer work in producing innovative educational series around natural history, animals, exploration of Earth’s habitats, and environmental issues such as global warming, climate change, etc.

About COP

  • The Conference of Parties (COP) is the apex decision-making body of the United Nations Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).
  • The UNFCCC was formed in 1994 to stabilize the greenhouse gas emissions and to protect the earth from the threat of climate change.
  • The first conference was held in 1995 in Berlin.
  • Conventions with a COP include:
    • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    • United Nations Climate Change Conference
    • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
    • United Nations Convention against Corruption
    • Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
    • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
    • Convention on Biological Diversity
    • Ramsar Convention
    • Basel Convention
    • Rotterdam Convention
    • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
    • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
    • Chemical Weapons Convention
    • Kyoto Protocol
    • WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

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