Ok-pop woman group BLACKPINK has been named an advocate for the upcoming 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
In keeping with their document label YG Leisure, by KBS, the quartet was invited to behave as goodwill ambassadors for COP26 throughout a ceremony held on Thursday (February 25) on the British embassy in Seoul. BLACKPINK additionally reportedly acquired a private letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who thanked the group for their advocacy work.
« Your latest video ‘Climate Motion in Your Space # COP26’ was an enormous success, being seen greater than 10 million instances on social media platforms, » Johnson wrote, based on The Korea Herald. « Climate change is crucial situation of our time … it’s implausible that you’ve got chosen this second to lend your voices to this crucial situation. »
On the occasion, BLACKPINK additionally spoke to the BBC about their advocacy work and why they felt compelled to talk up. « Each day we lose extra nature and time is working out. […] We really feel the necessity to say one thing, « Jennie mentioned.
« Sir David Attenborough’s documentary, One Life on Our Planet, has helped us so much and a number of other different platforms have helped us be taught extra about what we are able to actually do to take care of our stunning planet, » added Rose. « I feel all of us have so much to be taught, however it does really feel good that we are able to take part in such an necessary trigger. »
Jisoo later famous that the group’s message to followers is that it’s « not too late » to handle local weather change, and urged others to « be taught extra and work to enhance it. » Lisa additionally acknowledged that « step one is to know what is occurring with local weather change, as a result of it impacts us all. We wish to be taught extra and we hope our followers will too. »
Earlier this week, BLACKPINK reached one other new milestone with the video for their 2018 hit ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du.’ Their document firm, YG Leisure, introduced on Wednesday (February 24) that the quartet turned the primary Ok-pop group to surpass 1.5 billion views on YouTube with their music video for « Ddu-du Ddu-du. »