The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo together with the Office of the Prime Minister projected a dinosaur silhouette on the Government building last evening to mark the end of the global climate summit COP26 in Glasgow and in support of the UNDP’s global climate change campaign.
In the presence of H. E. Nicholas Abbott, Ambassador of the UK in Kosovo, H. E. Karin Hernmarck, Ambassador of Sweden in Kosovo, Mr. Lulzim Baumann, Advisor on environmental issues in the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Ms. Ulrika Richardson, UN Development Coordinator, Ms. Maria Suokko, UNDP Resident Representative and other participants, the building was lit with the Dino figure to raise public awareness on the urgency to shift away from the use of fossil fuels and transition to cleaner energy.
“We are projecting the Dino in Pristina to mark the end of the global climate summit, COP26. Frankie the Dino is a key figure of UNDP’s global climate campaign. Our friend from 66 million years ago has a powerful message to us. He went extinct because of an asteroid. He is asking us why we are driving ourselves extinct. We are faced with a climate crisis - but we can still avoid the worst impacts of climate change by working together and stepping up climate action. Through this campaign, UNDP is encouraging reform of fossil fuel subsidies as a crucial step in fighting the climate crisis and moving towards an inclusive, green recovery from COVID-19,” said Ms. Suokko.
Frankie the Dino, the main feature of the campaign, stars in a short video sharing a message that we need to act now - before the threat of extinction of the human species becomes reality. Below are the links to the video also available in Albanian and Serbian:
For more information on the ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ campaign, visit www.dontchooseextinction.com