Karry wang gives a speech after being desginated UNEP Goodwill Ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday. (Photo: chinadaily.com.cn/Yan Dongjie)
Chinese singer and actor Wang Junkai was designated a UN Environment National Goodwill Ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday.
Wang, or Karry Wang, best known for his leading role in the box office blockbuster film Miracles of the Namiya General Store and his hit single Karry On, has spoken out on environmental issues before, making him a leader on the topic among Chinese youth.
In his role as goodwill ambassador, Wang will connect with China's youth on some of the most urgent environment issues for their generation, including pollution, air quality, wildlife protection and ecosystem preservation.
"We youth have the responsibility to protect our environment and secure our future, and I am looking forward to learn from and work with the UN family on key environmental issues," Wang said.