Billie Eilish Calls For “Urgent Action” Ahead Of The UN’s COP26 Climate Summit

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Photo credit: Jesse Grant - Getty Images
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There's no denying Billie Eilish is a worldwide phenomenon — from speaking her mind to dropping music with a message, the 19-year-old doesn't hold back from using her voice. She recently teamed up with a group of scientists from Arctic Basecamp to call on political leaders to take action on environmental concerns. According to their official website, the scientists at Arctic Basecamp conduct research to "bring a message of Arctic risk to encourage bold climate action."

Billie, along with The Office star Rainn Wilson, spoke up about the environmental effects of climate change in a video posted by Reuters. The message came ahead of the United Nations' COP26 climate summit that is being held the first two weeks of November.

"This year, our leaders are deciding the global actions required on the environment climate emergency in a critical decade for our planet," Billie said in the video. "We must stand together and speak up to save our planet, not just for us, but for our future generations, and we need urgent, urgent action now and to work together as one."

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the 26th Conference of the Parties — a.k.a the COP26 Summit — is set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland to open the floor for important conversations surrounding climate change. At the summit, representatives from countries around the world will gather to discuss climate finance, coal use, and methane emissions.

This isn't the first time Billie has used her platform to encourage environmental sustainability. Upon her first Met Gala appearance, the "Happier Than Ever" singer called on Oscar de la Renta's fashion house to stop using real fur in their designs. She's also made efforts to use high-quality organic fabrics for her own merch collection.

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