KesselsKramer X Greenpeace: Adam Morton-Delaney addresses the climate inaction problem with his #dontcopout poster series
“Without any binding commitments to rapidly and immediately reduce greenhouse gases, the world stands no chance to deliver on the 1.5°C limit,” wrote climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter in response to the latest COP27 summit that many experts and campaigners slammed as a “failure.”
The summit did not set new targets for cutting back on fossil fuels reports Euronews.
The final declaration adopted at COP — one of the longest in its 27-year history — called for a “rapid” reduction in emissions, yet it lacked new goals on greenhouse gas emissions. “I welcome the decision to establish a loss and damage fund and to operationalize it in the coming period. Clearly this will not be enough, but it is a much-needed political signal to rebuild broken trust” notes UN’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres whilst environmental activists tweeted against a summit that failed to deliver important steps towards the Big Oil industry and the countries that put profit over people.
#COP27 has taken an important step towards justice.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) November 20, 2022
I welcome the decision to establish a loss and damage fund and to operationalize it in the coming period.
Clearly this will not be enough, but it is a much-needed political signal to rebuild broken trust. pic.twitter.com/5yhg5tKXtJ
“COP27 will be remembered as the year fossil fuels hijacked the UN climate talks,” tweeted climate campaigner Assaad Razzouk. “Attendees connected to the oil and gas industry were everywhere, turning COP27 into a fossil fuel fair. The COPs have become obsolete. Climate action is everywhere, just not at the UN climate talks,” he added. He was right. According to Euronews Green, data shows that fossil fuel lobbyists outnumbered almost every national delegation at COP27.
“So far, 27 years of COP meetings have been a complete failure; you can't argue with physics. Anyone saying otherwise has fossil fuels or books to sell” tweeted Peter Kalmus, the NASA climate scientist who was arrested for protecting Earth and is regarded as one of the most prominent voices of the movement that fights against all odds for urgent climate action.
#EmergencyMode on and we rewind back to COP26 when KesselsKramer London for a poster series that addresses the slow action against the ongoing human-made climate crisis.
Typeroom reached out to the agency’s art director Adam Morton-Delaney for more.
“What do a tortoise, a granny and a toenail have in common? They all move (much) faster than climate action” explains the D&AD awarded creative whose latest activism against this year’s controversial World Cup aka Pathetic Pennants went viral for all good reasons.
“As the world hurtles towards climate disaster, the vast majority of the world’s governments still fail to take enough decisive action to prevent climate catastrophe. So we must speed up steps to tackle climate change – and with global powers failing to do so, we must take matters into our own hands” explains Morton-Delaney.
“To mark COP26 in 2021, I created a series of posters that highlight the global lack of climate action by highlighting objects, items, and people who move faster than climate action, even though they’re incredibly slow: a granny tootling down the street on a Zimmer frame, a rotten toenail regrowing, a tortoise moving painfully slow to seduce its mate.”
The posters were made in a pdf format, “for people at home to print themselves and stick in the window” he adds.
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