BLACKPINK call on world leaders to actually do something to tackle climate change at COP26

There’s been a bunch of speeches and calls to action being thrown around at COP26 this year, but there’s a few that stand out — including this one from BLACKPINK.

The K-pop superstars were named in February as goodwill ambassadors for the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. BLACKPINK were invited by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be advocates for COP26, and they’ve been posting hugely popular videos to YouTube about the conference and calling for action on climate change, including one co-created with the British Embassy in Korea. They also spoke about it at the U.N.’s Climate Ambition Summit in 2020, and performed at YouTube’s Dear Earth event.

In their latest video posted to their 69 million subscribers on Wednesday for COP26, Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé, and Jennie call on their fans (known as “Blinks”) for advocating climate action in their area, but also call on world leaders at the conference to, you know, actually do something?

“As you, the world’s leaders, gather to focus on our climate crisis, we hope you will make the decisions necessary to protect our planet now and forever,” says Jisoo.

“Six years ago in Paris, you pledged to do just that and to limit global warming ideally to 1.5 degrees,” says Rosé. “The recent U.N. Panel on Climate Change warned that this opportunity may be slipping from our grasp.”

“We do not want to get there,” says Jisoo. “The most important thing is that we all take responsibility, because it just won’t be achieved without collective action.”

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