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Discovery India ties up with UN India and WWF India to launch #StopTheMelt campaign

The channel has also changed its logo to draw people’s attention to global warming

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Mumbai: Real life entertainment channel Discovery India on Saturday launched its #StopTheMelt campaign in partnership with UN India and WWF India to urge people to do their bit to slow down global warming.

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ and the channel hopes to throw light on the ailing state of the planet on the occasion. So, for the first time, it has also decided to change its logo to deepen understanding of the impact of global warming, and to encourage people to take action today for a better tomorrow.

A special film was also released in partnership with UN India and WWF India to raise awareness and rekindle hope within every individual with simple yet impactful call to action like tree plantation, avoiding plastics usage et al.

Speaking about the campaign, Discovery Inc- South Asia, managing director, Megha Tata said, “We remain steadfast in our commitment to driving awareness about the need for reduction of human impact on the environment. We are proud to extend our partnership with UN India and WWF India, two most powerful and recognized forces working relentlessly towards environment conservation. As leaders in real-life entertainment, it is also our responsibility to continue drawing attention towards important issues beyond this day alone.”

The campaign is backed by captivating creatives across Discovery Network social media platforms which symbolises the harsh effects of Global Warming. Several celebrities including Malaika Arora, Suresh Raina, Rana Daggubati, Dia Mirza, Pratik Gandhi, Neeraj Pandey (Filmmaker), Shital Bhatia (Film producer), Sania Mirza and environmentalist Ivan Carter, Nigel Marven among many others have lent their support to champion the cause of self-reflection to re-analyse habits and save the environment.

UN resident coordinator in India, Renata Dessallien said, “2020 was a year of reckoning – a global pandemic that’s wreaked havoc in every part of the world, and a climate crisis that continues to deepen. This year, as we enter the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, we must vigorously renew our commitment to tackle climate change head-on through collective action – plant more trees, change our diet, say no to plastic and pledge to re-use, reduce and recycle.”

Sharing his thoughts, WWF India, secretary general & CEO, Ravi Singh said, “The focus is to invest our efforts to conserve, protect and restore our ecosystems, which is the solution to a sustainable future. WWF India has always taken pride to partner with Discovery India for campaigns driving the message to conserve nature and to secure a better future by putting both the health of people and our planet first.”

To drive a deeper engagement with audiences, Discovery Channel will also air a five hour-long gripping slate of content specially curated for World Environment Day, including Wild Karnataka, The Story of Plastic, Jeremy Wade – Mighty Ganga, Great Global Clean-up, and India 2050 on 5 June from 12 Noon to 5 PM.

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