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Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams becomes first global ambassador for WWF to help fight climate change

Written by on 28 April 2021

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has become the first global ambassador for climate and nature for wildlife charity WWF.

The 24-year-old actress will be supporting the charity’s “global mission to turn around the crisis in climate and nature by 2030, ensuring a future where people and wildlife thrive”, the WWF said.

Appearing in a video for the organisation, Williams emphasised the importance in helping to fight against climate change.

She said: “I am honoured and excited to be working with WWF where together we will give the opportunity for people to learn about critical parts of the natural world that are most at risk, and how we can all personally make a difference and preserve them for future generations.

“I want to showcase the fight back against climate change, including how we can turn around the crisis in our oceans, which are home to such extraordinary diversity of life and sustain us all.

“Through my history of learning about our sustainable future, I have recognised that climate change is often interpreted as an overwhelming force, but my personal goal is to show people everywhere that each and every one of us plays a vital role in making a difference.

“From small daily life changes, through to supporting larger campaigns directed at a government level for policy change, we can all join the many incredible activists who are working every day to impact change.”

Chief executive of WWF UK Tanya Steele said: “This year is critical for action on climate and nature, with leaders making decisions that will shape our future.

Maisie Williams, star of Game of Thrones, discusses taking her startup Daisie to the next stage during the TechCrunch Disrupt forum in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kate Munsch Image: Williams played Arya Stark in the fantasy drama series

“Nature is a vital ally in the fight against climate change and we need powerful voices speaking up for its protection and renewal.

“We’re thrilled to name Maisie as WWF’s first global ambassador for climate and nature, knowing she shares our passion for restoring the planet we all call home.”

WWF celebrates its 60th anniversary on Thursday.