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Greener Mobility Through Innovative Solar Solutions

Dec 12, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 11 – Sunlight is a natural source of power and can serve as a sustainable energy solution. Climate-friendly solutions, including solar-powered airplanes and vehicles, were presented at Solutions COP21, an exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition served as a platform for companies with smart energy solutions.   The Swiss project Solar Impulse promotes clean energy by taking a solar-powered airplane on a flight around the world. The project was initiated in 2009 by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. The two pilots promoted their vision of a solar-powered future at events around COP21 [Read More]

Superheroes Combat Climate Change

Dec 11, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 11 – In September this year, the UN adopted the post-2015 development agenda and with it 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called the Global Goals. Various communication campaigns have been conducted to promote the SDGs, among them the launch of a new series of comic books. The UNICEF-backed initiative Comics Uniting Nations has released three books so far: Heroes for Change, Chakra – Gender Equality and Chakra – Climate Change.   The latest comic has been released on December 10. “We wanted to tie the release of that particular comic, which addresses goal [Read More]

How To Effectively Communicate Climate Change

Dec 10, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 9 – Goodwill Ambassadors Angélique Kidjo and Bianca Jagger joined activists and private sector representatives at a UN Roundtable Discussion on communicating climate change through informal channels in Paris-Le Bourget. In the age of social media there are many ways of communicating climate change and bringing people together, but often there is a lack of action. Finding effective ways of using media to raise awareness around climate change is essential to combating it, as we are all part of the solution.   “We’re seeing that people have limited attention span, they have more choice [Read More]

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