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China's Forbidden City Leads Landmark Climate Action for Earth Hour
Date:3/24/2010

Antarctic research unit signs up to switch off ensuring lights go out across every continent. More than 118 countries and regions to observe Earth Hour’s message of hope and action. Google and UEFA join global action on climate change.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2010 -- China’s most significant historic landmark, the Forbidden City in Beijing, will turn off its lights for Earth Hour at 8.30 p.m. on Saturday March 27, in a dramatic display of action on global warming from the world’s most populous nation.

Lying figuratively and geographically at the heart of the Chinese capital, the hallowed complex, which served as the ceremonial and political hub of China for almost five centuries, is the most symbolic gesture the economic superpower could make to show its commitment to the pursuit of low-carbon economic development.

Iconic landmarks of the world prepare to switch off for Earth Hour:

The Forbidden City heads up a list of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks that have confirmed their participation in WWF’s ‘lights out’ initiative in recent days including:

 
  • Italy’s Trevi Fountain in Rome and Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London
  • India Gate and Red Fort in Delhi
  • Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Bosphorous Bridge in Istanbul
  • Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg
  • Independence Angel in Mexico City
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