Campaign In Action
Asian Railways support Seal the Deal!
Another Seal the Deal! event took place at the Asian Regional Assembly of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the 1st World High Speed Interaction Workshop held in Daejeon, Korea. The UIC has participated in the Seal the Deal! campaign to educate about rail transport being the most climate friendly mode of transportation and plays a key role in significantly reducing global greenhouse emissions from the transport sector. The UIC has pledged to make a considerable impact in terms of environmental benefits. The UIC is also hosting the Train to Copenhagen.
Seal the Deal!’s busy days in East-Asia
Thanks to the UNEP National Committee in Korea, Seal the Deal! had a busy month in East-Asia. On the 7th of November, Seal the Deal! went to the movies and was present with a stamping station at the UNEP Korea ANGEL Eco Film Festival in Seoul. Some days later, from the 14th until the 17th Seal the Deal! encouraged participants form China, Korea and Japan during the Tripartite Environment Student in Nagoya, Japan to sign the petition. Seal the Deal! banners have also been stamped in Seoul on the 23rd of November.
Students from Ghana learn about Seal the Deal!
“Climate Change” was the major subject on the curriculum in the Aggrey Memorial International Junior High School in Ghana’s capital Accra during a Seal the Deal! workshop from the 9th till the 11th November. With the help of Seal the Deal!’s local Partner YACCI (Youth Against Climate Change International) an intensive lesson on climate change, its consequences and the importance of a global climate agreement was given to over 50 students. Afterwards the students had the possibility to sign the petition and support the Seal the Deal! campaign.
Thanks to the great work from YACCI, the students and the school asked for further lectures about climate change and impacts to the environment in the 21st century.
Hard Rain Film Released on Eve of Key UN Climate TalksHard Rain Film Released on Eve of Key UN Climate Talks
Bob Dylan’s powerful, prophetic song, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, is set to become the unofficial soundtrack to the Copenhagen climate talks
Copenhagen, 26 November 2009 – Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature by Mark Edwards and Bob Dylan will be released on DVD at the opening of the Hard Rain exhibition in Copenhagen on 6 December – the eve of the United Nations Climate Conference.
The film, released in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), combines a rare live recording of Bob Dylan performing A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall with the photographs from Hard Rain and an extended illustrated commentary, in a moving and unforgettable exploration of the state of our planet and its people at this critical time.
Seal the Deal! at the National Ecotourism Conference
“Tourism Business in a Changing Climate” was the theme of the 3rd Biannual National Ecotourism Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Seal the Deal! was on the spot to promote the campaign and create partnerships with regional actors for a powerful final spurt on the road to Copenhagen.
Tourism is one of the major sectors in the global economy today and is confronted with many challenges related to Climate Change. Unspolit nature and beautiful landscapes are the mainstays for successful tourism. However, travelling, especially long-distant travelling has a great climate impact during the journey as well as at the destination.
Today, a lot of actors in the tourism industry are aware of this dilemma and see ecotourism as a way to invest in future returns by reducing carbon footprint of tourists during their travels. Apart from profitability of sustainable economic management, ecotourism can also be seen as a chance to educate people about climate responsible behaviour. As holidays are often considered to be highlights of the year, they can be a true test of “green living”, combining leisure activities with climate responsible behaviour.
Seal the Deal!’s partner Ecotourism Kenya is a civil society organization that was founded in 1996 to promote ecotourism and sustainable tourism practices in Kenya.
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