The United Nations is encouraging everyone crossed the satellite to enactment successful the literal contention against the clime emergency.
UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, connected Monday launched #TheHumanRace, a planetary situation to amusement solidarity with radical successful the astir disaster-prone countries and those hardest deed by clime change.
‘A contention we tin win’
Organized successful concern with the fashionable workout app Strava, the situation encourages participants to log 100 minutes of carnal activity, and culminates successful the week of World Humanitarian Day, celebrated annually connected 19 August.
“The clime exigency is simply a contention we are losing, but it is simply a contention we tin triumph … let’s lace up our moving shoes and triumph the clime contention for america all,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The run aims to transportation an urgent connection to satellite leaders attending the UN clime summit, COP26, successful Glasgow successful November, that solidarity begins with developed countries delivering connected their decade-old pledge of $100 cardinal annually for clime mitigation and adaptation successful processing countries.
Support from apical athletes
The clime exigency is wreaking havoc crossed the satellite astatine a standard that radical and humanitarian organizations connected the beforehand lines cannot manage, OCHA said.
Droughts, heatwaves, raging wildfires and horrific floods are shattering the lives of millions of people, causing them to suffer their homes, livelihoods and sometimes adjacent their lives.
Top athletes from crossed the globe are backing the campaign. Brazilian ultramarathoner and biology lawyer Fernanda Maciel explained wherefore she is portion of #TheHumanRace.
“I americium excited to tally for the astir important extremity successful our lifetime: to prevention our satellite and the radical surviving connected it. We tally each day, for ourselves. Why not tally for thing bigger? Everybody should articulation this run due to the fact that we request compassion. It is clip to tally together,” she said.
Delivering the message
To articulation the #TheHumanRace, conscionable log your 100 minutes of running, cycling, swimming, walking, oregon different activity, connected the Strava app during the week of 16-31 August.
Anyone incapable to instrumentality portion physically tin besides motion up and amusement their enactment connected the campaign’s microsite: https://www.worldhumanitarianday.org/
OCHA said whether oregon not participants log 100 minutes of activity, each sign-up volition assistance successful delivering the campaign’s connection to planetary leaders.
Strava CEO Michael Horvath underscored that determination is spot successful numbers.
“With implicit 88 cardinal athletes successful 195 countries, the Strava assemblage has the powerfulness to assistance unlock solutions to immoderate of the world’s astir captious problems,” helium said. “That’s wherefore we invitation athletes everyplace to articulation this situation to rise consciousness of clime alteration and its disproportionate interaction connected marginalized communities.”