WE ARE WATCHING
THE EYES OF THE WORLD ON CLIMATE ACTION ///
WE ARE WATCHING is a flag the size of a 10-storey building, raised at key climate events to hold leaders accountable as they decide the future of our planet. On it is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. The message is clear: the eyes of the world are upon you.
The flag's first tour of duty was the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, where global representatives gathered with a view to committing to urgent environmental targets. The flag flew there and was carried by the crowd at the end of the 500,000-people-strong March for Climate, where artivist Dan Acher presented the project on stage before Greta Thunberg and Javier Bardem spoke their manifestos. As the summit drew to a close the faces of We Are Watching were brought into the COP25’s Green Zone, and Fridays For Future leaders decried the disconnect between what the science requires and what the climate negotiations were delivering.
The flag is growing and continuing its journey to climate events around the globe, keeping the eyes of the world firmly on decision-makers. Be a part of it on www.WeAreWatching.org.
Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions: In collaboration with the FIFDH International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights the flag will next fly high in Geneva on Saturday 7th March, at 11h00 on the Plaine de Plainpalais.