Global warming is already having significant and harmful effects on our communities, our health, and our climate. Sea level rise is accelerating. The number of large wildfires is growing. This joint issue by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and La Poste, France, commemorates the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21.
The conference, held from 30 November to 11 December in Le Bourget, France, is significant, as the expected outcome is a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
Stampnews.com hurries to introduce these thought-provoking stamps to underline the importance of this event.
For the stamp designs, a competition was organized by the French Postal Service for students of the Saint-Etienne School of Design, France. Five entries were selected as the finalists, and after the public and a jury voted, the winning stamp design was unveiled by President François Hollande of France.
The winning stamp design, which is being issued by UNPA (US$ 1.20 value) and La Poste jointly, was illustrated by Noémie Auzet, aged 22, a fourth year student at the design school.
UNPA also issued two additional stamps from the selected finalists, which were illustrated by Charles Haumont (CHF 1,40 value) and Nolwenn Le Nir (EUR 0,80 value).