WE ARE WATCHING
THE EYES OF THE WORLD ON CLIMATE ACTION ///
We Are Watching is a flag the size of a 10-storey building. On it is a colossal eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries - almost every nation in the world. The flag sends a clear message to those in power: the eyes of the world are upon you.
The giant flag first flew in Madrid during the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, which gathered hundreds of representatives from 196 countries. It 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 just before Greta Thunberg and Javier Bardem spoke there. The event was streamed live on national Spanish TV channels.
As the summit drew to a close, the faces of We Are Watching were brought into the COP25’s Green Zone over Fridays For Future leaders @xiyebeara and @saoioconnor, as they spoke about the disconnect between what the science requires and what the climate negotiations were delivering.
The flag is now evolving, and continuing its journey to climate events around the world. Be a part of it on www.WeAreWatching.org.