Spanish celebs urge gov’t to combat climate change

Spanish singer and actor Miguel Bosé joins Oxfam Intermón climate change campaign. Image: Twitter
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• Miguel Bosé joins drive to get Spain to up spending to fight climate change  •

Spanish celebrities are signing onto a campaign launched by Oxfam Intermón, the affiliate in Spain of the international development aid organisation Oxfam, to urge the Spanish government to increase the government’s annual budget commitment to combat climate change, which the organization says is already causing greater poverty among the largely rural populations in developing countries worldwide.

The latest to join the campaign on social media is singer-actor Miguel Bosé, with a Tweet under the hashtag #MenosDel1 (‘Less than 1’), referencing the  current level of less than 1 percent of GDP that Spain spends to combat climate change. Joining Bosé in supporting the Oxfam Intermón campaign in Spain are several well-known celebrities in the worlds of entertainment and the arts, including model Judit Mascó, actor Miguel Ángel Muñoz,  comedian Luis Piedrahita and actress Ruth Núñez.

The campaigns designed to raise public awareness about the links between climate change and world poverty as well as highlighting the Spanish government’s anemic annual budget commitment of less than 1 percent of GDP to reduce carbon emissions and as a means of reversing climate change. The participating celebrities are posting selfies on social media showing themselves in lazy, kicked back poses, calling on the government to do more and sending their social media followers to an Oxfam Intermón petition at yanomasexcusas.org (‘No More Excuses’).

► Read More in Spanish at Europa Press …

► Read the Oxfam Intermón report on climate change in Spanish in PDF, here …

► Sign the Oxfam Intermón’s ‘No More Excuses’ petition, here …

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