It is a simple environmental gesture that consists of turning off the lights of houses, buildings, offices and monuments for one hour, from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
On March 27, 2021, ‘Earth Hour’ is celebrated , a simple gesture to which all citizens are invited and which consists of turning off the lights of houses, buildings, offices and monuments for one hour, from 8.30 p.m. to 21.30.
This global movement against climate change and biodiversity loss was born in Sydney in 2007 as a symbolic gesture to draw attention to the problem of climate change. A symbol with which environmental associations, such as WWF, want to remember that “nature is the life support system of the planet, which provides us with everything we need, from the air we breathe to the water we drink and the food we eat and that we must defend it now to safeguard the health of our planet and, in turn, our own health and well-being ”.
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The ‘Hour of the Earth’ unites not only citizens, but companies, municipalities and institutions to fight against climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Over the years it has become an international phenomenon that already includes thousands of cities in almost 200 countries, which in past editions turned off more than 17,000 monuments and emblematic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum.
2021 is a decisive year for the protection of nature. One year, WWF spokespersons recall, in which world leaders will make key political decisions on climate action, sustainable development and nature. The 15th Biodiversity Summit will take place in the Chinese city of Kunming in May. It was scheduled for October 2020 and was canceled by the pandemic.
That meeting, together with the 202 Climate Summit, which will take place in November in Glasgow, England, will be two crucial moments in achieving an ambitious global plan for the environment to transform society’s relationship with biodiversity and ensure that By 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled .