'Dear Earth': Blackpink plans climate change speech for YouTube-Google online event
Blackpink members have been invited to both speak and perform at the 'Dear Earth' event created by Google and hosted by YouTube Original on October 23
After being elected as an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) by the United Nations, the K-pop group Blackpink have a new reason to use their voice and dedicate it to a valid cause. The Sustainable Development Goals is a movement that discusses the implementation of sustainable development options to replace those that were heinous to the environment and making necessary changes to one's life that will help put an end to the climate crisis.
Blackpink was certified with the status of being an advocate for the SDGs and was also given the responsibility to raise awareness on issues of importance such as climate change and necessary climate action. As various national leaders and representatives have joined hands for this movement, young popular stars like Blackpink will make sure these voices reach the young minds that will influence the future of the world.
Blackpink joins 'Dear Earth' panel
With the responsibility put on Blackpink's capable shoulders, a lot can be expected in terms of influencing their huge, global fanbase. In order to make their voices heard and start the conversation about climate change, Blackpink is lined up to appear as guests on YouTube's original event in collaboration with Google called, 'Dear Earth.' The event is a campaign designed to spread awareness about climate change.
The event will feature a wide range of world leaders such as Pope Francis, the former US President Barack Obama, and Google's CEO, Mr Sundar Pichai. The guest list will also feature other celebrities from Hollywood such as Billie Eilish, Anitta, Jaden Smith, and others who will appear on the show with a performance or a speech as they seek to educate young minds and their fans about climate change.
Our new SDG Advocate, K-POP superstar group @ygofficialblink #BLACKPINK is encouraging young people to take #ClimateAction and to bring positive change to the world. https://t.co/FZ99i0cWRk pic.twitter.com/RxwNz3cP10— SDG Advocates (@SDGAdvocates) September 18, 2021
Blackpink only Kpop act on 'Dear Earth'
With the event becoming a celebrity affair, Blackpink will be the only K-pop act to join the panel as guests. It is reported that the members will not only perform on the show but will be invited as special speakers. Members of Blackpink will deliver a meaningful message aimed at improving climate change awareness so that fans around the world can participate in helping planet Earth.
Blackpink is one of the K-pop groups which are enormously influential and wield massive online clout as the 'most-subscribed' group of artists on YouTube. Blackpink has also worked to address global warming issues as an advocate for COP 26 before this. It is also reported that they will take on new responsibilities assigned to them by the United Nations and will speak at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be hosted by Britain later this year.
The YouTube Original show, 'Dear Earth' will "inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians," Susanne Daniels, YouTube's global head of original content, told reporters during the Summer TCA press tour.