100 child-sized ice sculptures sit in Beijing’s Temple of Earth to represent the 1 billion lives that will be lost in Asia due to water shortages caused by climate change. The art installation marks the launch of the TckTckTck Campaign, a campaign that works to raise awareness of the importance of a fair and ambitious agreement at the upcoming United Nations Copenhagen Climate Summit, taking place from December 7 to 18, 2009, where world leaders will gather to establish a plan to protect the world’s population from climate change.
Greenpeace China Climate and Energy Campaign Manager, Yang Ailun says, “We are here today [on August 28th] to highlight the catastrophic danger faced by our planet. The disappearance of the Himalayan glaciers threatens the fresh water supply of the one fifth of the world’s population who live in their watershed. If world leaders don’t agree to stop runaway climate change, children of today will grow up facing a constant struggle to secure reliable access to drinking water.”
TckTckTck is a global alliance that is using an open campaign model to empower others to educate others to demand a fair agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, more information can be found here. A week-long campaign will take place from September 20 to September 26, 2009 in New York City, residents can find out what is going on during Climate Week NYC here.