THE EYES OF THE WORLD ON CLIMATE ACTION ///
#WeAreWatching is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. It flies high above cities on 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. Its message is crystal-clear : the eyes of the world are upon you.
The COP26 United Nations Conference on Climate Change will take place in November 2021 in Glasgow. Like the Olympic flame, #WeAreWatching will be passed up the length of Britain and fly in several cities to reach Glasgow's UN climate summit.
The flag recently opened the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. Flying the flag close to the line of zero degrees longitude - the symbolic centre of time and space - reinforced its timely and global resonance.
In March 2021 the eyes of the world flew high above Geneva - home of the Human Rights Council - to mark the opening of the FIFDH International Human Rights Film Festival.
The flag's first tour of duty was the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. 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 spoke her manifesto.
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 WeAreWatching.org