Panda twins raise flag for climate goals

The first pair of captive giant panda twins to be born in the world this year, have raised the flag for fighting climate change. The animals Keda and Kexiao, raised […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The first pair of captive giant panda twins to be born in the world this year, have raised the flag for fighting climate change.

The animals Keda and Kexiao, raised at the Chengdu Research Panda Base in China, were given the flags to show their support of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

There are 17 flags representing the UN goals across the world, they are each being raised in locations as diverse as Moscow, Sydney and Nepal, the panda twins were ‘asking’ for affordable and clean energy for all.

According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the stunt highlights the importance of using clean energy to protect the environment of the cutest endangered species on the planet.

Agi Veres, Country Director of UNDP China said: “As China is one the world’s leading producer of renewable energy sources, yet also one of the largest emitter’s of greenhouse gases, who better to represent action on this key goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.”