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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in NYC to Promote the SDGs

Aug 29, 2019 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  New York, NY – August 28, 2019: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives into New York City after crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat and attend press conference at North Cove Marina. Photo: Lev Radin   Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sailed into New York Harbor today (28 Aug), flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals on their sails. Thunberg is arriving to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters next month. The flotilla met Thunberg [Read More]

From Trashing to Treasuring: UNICEF Panel on Sustainability

Nov 14, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by: PCI Media Impact, UNICEF By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 13 2016 – UNICEF is constantly working on raising awareness around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On 7 November, UNICEF hosted an event aimed at students of the New York City area to show them how they can contribute to achieving the SDGs and especially tackle global warming. “We want to provide a space for all of you to get inspired, to discuss challenges and solutions, to network and basically to get active on becoming more sustainable, because this is an existential issue for all of us, but [Read More]

Small Island States in Need of Climate Resilience

Dec 3, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 2 – Climate negotiations at COP21 in Paris are framed by a great number of side-events and press conferences aimed at bringing together all stakeholders needed to mitigate climate change and climate resilience. While many talk about scientific findings and economic aspects, examples of the impact that climate change has on the lives of millions of people around the world are also the subject of a few other events. The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee hosted an event to raise awareness on climate resilience through poetry and documentary. After the screening of “Adapting to a changing climate”, [Read More]

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