UN Stamps to Mark Climate Action Summit

07 Sep 2019  Sat

On 23rd September, UNPA would be releasing a set of 9 stamps to mark the one-day 2019 Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City. Immediate solutions to fight Climate change and the need to maintain environmental standards mentioned the Paris Agreement, will be discussed during the summit.

Six rectangular stamps will be issued in panes of 20 and three circular stamps will be a part of a souvenir sheet. Rectangular stamps of the value 55¢ and $1.15 are for the UN headquarters in New York City; 1 franc and 1.50fr stamps are for Palais des Nations in Geneva, and 0.80 and 0.90 stamps are for the Vienna International Center. The circular issues bear the values $1.15, 2fr and 1.80. They are all designed by Sergio Baradat of the UN. The stamp designs follow the concept of elapsed time where the harmful effects of pollution on nature are highlighted. It also features a stopwatch along with the text “A Race We Can Win.”

The round $1.15 stamp features a polar bear, the rectangular $1.15 stamp depicts a fish; the 1.80 stamp shows fishes with coral. Plastic bottles are depicted on the souvenir sheet’s selvage; the 1fr stamp combines images of berries and dead trees, the 1.50fr stamp shows wildflowers and traffic; the 0.90 stamp and 2fr souvenir sheet show smoke chimneys. Similar images can be seen in the 0.80 stamp’s background. A mountain lake and a glacier are shown on the 55¢ stamp.

90,000 pieces of the UNPA/New York rectangular stamps and 70,000 pieces of the other rectangular stamps were printed by Cartor Security Printing by offset. 11,000 souvenir sheets of the $1.15 stamps; 13,000 of 2fr stamps; and 15,000 of the 1.80 stamps were printed.

The Paris Agreement is a part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It lays down the standards for greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation. It was negotiated at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris, France, and adopted on 12th December 2015.

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Image Courtesy: The UNPA

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