Every year the Kilimanjaro Initiative, a Nairobi-based NGO, organizes an ascent to the rooftop of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb brings together youth from various slums in Africa, as well as participants from the public and private sector.
A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative, Earth Hour has the goal of motivating one billion people in more than 1,000 cities around the world to switch off their lights for one hour on Saturday 28 March 2009 .Its a symbolic global event which aims to send a powerful message,it’s possible for everyone to take action on climate change.
Earth Hour - SG message
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged citizens around the world to join WWF’s Earth Hour to demand action on climate change.In this video address, he says that Earth Hour–which takes place on Sat 28th March–promises to be“the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change ever attempted.It’s a way for the citizens of the world to send a clear message,they want action on climate change.” More http://www.earthhour.org/news/default:en/article
Looking Back and Looking Forward
2008 was one of the most devastating years on record. Issues such as climate change and deforestation were some of the evident problems during the year. In 2009 however, UNEP seeks to enhance and come up with solutions on this areas.
Fighting for trees
Element Climate Change Series follows the stories of five exceptional individuals who’ve decided to tackle climate change head on. - In this film we meet Bremley, who is fighting deforestation and desertification in his native Northeast India