Scarlet Johansson calls for climate progress

Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 17:20 PM IST

Washington: Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson is focusing her attention on environmental justice for the world`s poor.

According to a press release, through Oxfam Global Ambassadors, Johansson will join notables as Gael García Bernal and Djimon Hounsou “to call on international negotiators to protect the world’s poor from climate catastrophe at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico starting next week,” reports the Politico.

"The open letter to climate negotiators will be formally launched by one of the signatories: ambassador and campaign photographer Helena Christensen at a press conference in Kathmandu today, after seeing steps Oxfam is taking to help people survive the changing weather in Nepalese communities.”

“The letter calls on negotiators to put people at the heart of their discussions in Cancun to ensure a safer future for future generations. The letter describes the opportunity negotiators have to break through the current stalemate by setting up a new global climate fund that is fair and safe and enables vulnerable people, especially women, in poor countries to build resilience to the growing threats of a changing climate. Progress on climate funding will also help restore trust between poor and rich countries, opening new doors for more constructive dialogue."

ANI