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Chakra the Invincible and Mighty Girl fight against climate change

Dec 7, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

The launch of the new Chakra book to take place this week in Paris at COP21  NEW YORK, 6 December 2015 – Being a superhero is not always enough. Or so claim Chakra the Invincible and Mighty Girl. Comic book fans may be familiar with “Comics Uniting Nations” – an initiative developed by UN/UNICEF, NGOs PCI Media Impact and Reading With Pictures, creative talents, publishers and distributors from all over the world to raise awareness on the 17 global goals for sustainable development through the art of comics. Well, the saga continues and the challenges get bigger. After getting to [Read More]

SG Ban Ki-moon Supports “Mission Arctic”

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By Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 5 – At COP21, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a side-event at the French Pavilion supported by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “Seeing is believing – believing demands action: A message from the Arctic” invited Ban Ki-moon, various scientists and youth representatives to speak at the event and raise awareness towards climate changes in the Arctic region. Members of the expedition “Mission Arctic” spoke about their observations made between January and June 2015, screened a film and the Norwegian Polar Institute gave scientific background information on recent findings. 240 kilometers away from land members [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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