Harrison Ford is headed to Dubai this week
The American actor will speak on climate change at Dubai’s World Government Summit…
Dubai’s biggest ever World Government Summit kicks off today, Sunday February 10. Ahead of the three day event, one of the keynote speakers, actor Harrison Ford, has delivered a message on the stark impact of climate change before heading to Dubai to discuss ocean conservation.
Artists, politicians and decision-makers at various levels will gather at the #WorldGovSummit to exchange views on addressing the climate change threats to our world.#ItAffectsYou@MoCCaEUAE@IRENA@HarrisonFordLA@ConservationOrg pic.twitter.com/uNEpkKoum0
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 8, 2019
“Our planet, the only home we’ve got, is suffering,” remarks Ford in the video. “It’s up to you and me to act now,” Ford continues. “To face the greatest moral crisis of our time. It is time to take action, to make a difference”. The minute-long video was uploaded by Dubai Media Office ahead of the summit.
The Star Wars actor is one of a number of speakers at the World Government Summit, which will cover topics including gender balance and climate change.
The World Government Summit will run for three days this week, bringing together over 140 governments to develop government practices, share experiences, foresee and adapt to future challenges to improve human life and wellbeing.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said, “The human being is the centre of the World Government Summit. Our main aim is to foresee the future of different sectors to improve humanity.” He added, “The summit will unite efforts and ideas to reinforce people’s wellbeing.”