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Billion Tree Campaign to Hit New Heights
18/ 09/ 2009

Billion Tree Campaign to Hit New HeightsThe Billion Tree Campaign has mobilized millions of people around the planet over the last three years, from scouts to presidents and from Soweto to San Francisco.

The Billion Tree Campaign has mobilized millions of people around the planet over the last three years, from scouts to presidents and from Soweto to San Francisco. As the role of trees and forests becomes ever clearer in the fight against climate change, the campaign's success is also a stark call for action as governments prepare to meet on climate change in Copenhagen in December.

Join us for a very special announcement on the Billion Tree Campaign, just eighty days before the Copenhagen meeting.

WHO: The campaign's two co-patrons, Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai and H.E. Prince Albert II of Monaco, as well as Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director and China's Minister of the State Forestry Administration Jia Zhibang.
WHEN: 4:45 pm on Monday 21 September 2009
WHERE: Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, 29th floor, 1 United Nations Plaza,
New York City, Tel 1 (212) 758-1234

For more information please contact:

Anne-France White at NY cell +134 7633 5015 or Kenya cell: +254728600494 or anne-france.white@unep.org
Jim Sniffen, at + 1212 963 8094/8210 or cell: +1 917 742 2218
Nick Nuttall UNEP Spokesperson at cell +41 795965737 or nick.nuttall@unep.org

Further Resources
UNEP: Billion Tree Campaign