December 3, 2021

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WED 2021 Virtual Celebration Short Teaser

⏰ The runtime will be 1:45 hours (16:00-17:45 EAT).

Moderated by Saima Mohsin, international TV journalist and correspondent.


🌱 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan; Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel; Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley; Chairperson of the African Union and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi;

🌱 A message by His Holiness Pope Francis; address by His Eminence Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar;

🌱 UN Secretary-General António Guterres; UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen; FAO Director General Dr. QU Dongyu;

🌱 Joint message by Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen and Minister of Environment Lea Wermelin; Finland’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen;

🌱 The heads of the Rio Conventions in #GenerationRestoration Dialogues with young leaders: Goodwill Ambassador, singer and environmental educator Alex Rendell asks UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa about restoration and climate action; Young Champion of the Earth Niria Alicia Garcia and CBD Executive Secretary Elizabeth Mrema on “10 years to put biodiversity on a path to recovery”; 9-year old South African artist Romario Valentine and UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw on the 10-year vision for restoration for Africa and the world;

🌱 International supermodel, author and philanthropist Gisele Bundchen in conversation with ecologist John D. Liu; private sector commitment to restoration by E.ON’s CEO Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum;

🌱 Dr. Jane Goodall; Musical performance by Rocky Dawuni – international music star, producer and activist; Spoken word poet and climate change activist Jordan Sanchez; UN Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth, chef and food activist Louise Mabulo; Fridays for Future and indigenous rights activist Xiye Bastida; Restoration scientist Prof. Thomas Crowther, ETH Zurich; World premiere of a new love-song for Mother Earth by world-famous DJ Don Diablo and international Hip hop-star Ty Dolla Sign.

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Source: UN Environment Programme

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