Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his humanitarian work including Lions Share fund

“We know that we’re not doing enough. The Paris agreement — that the U.S., unfortunately, decided to leave — was a great step, but already now we’re seeing a lot of countries not living up to those goals, and those goals are clearly not far-reaching enough.”

At the 2015 U.N. climate talks in Paris, close to 200 delegates from countries approved a framework that looked to reduce carbon emissions and to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

“Change takes time. We don’t have much time, but we have to keep [plucking] at it, because there is no alternative,” Coster-Waldau said.

Speaking at the Cannes Lions communications and advertising festival in south France, Coster-Waldau told CNBC that even though the U.S.’ decision to withdraw from the accord was disappointing, he wasn’t surprised, considering it an election pledge made by President Donald Trump.

“Thankfully, a lot of other countries are moving forward and also very importantly, most of the major cities in the U.S. are taking measures that exceeds the Paris agreement. So the grassroots are doing a lot,” the actor said.

“So, I’m still very hopeful and I’m sure that we will reach our goals.”

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