Robert Redford spoke at a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, this week.
The event, which was attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was held to support the process that will ultimately result in an agreement intended to succeed to the landmark Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“We see the effects all around us – from drought and famine in Africa, and heat waves in South Asia, to wildfires across North America, devastating hurricanes and crippling floods here in New York,” Redford told those gathered. “We must be a movement that includes every single nation on Earth, because climate change affects every nation on Earth.”
He added: “Only by acting now and standing together behind a universal climate agreement can we live up to the UN’s founding promise. Only by acting now and standing together can we achieve the results we need in the time we have left. Only by acting now and standing together can we tip the scales and change the course of history.”
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