WED Updates from around the world

Shanghai, China – Around five hundred participants attended the Low Carbon Forum event today at the Broad Air Pavilion in Expo Park. UNEP co-organized the event with the Climate Group, the Shanghai Expo authority and Broad Air. Participants included senior officials from Shanghai and China, world celebrities, CEOs, NGOs, members of the public and global media.

Paris, France – UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand launched the 10:10 campaign in France. Thousands of people attended the event under the Eiffel Tower.

Geneva, Switzerland - The UN's largest WED 2010 event in Europe attracted thousands of visitors to the grounds of the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Live music, environment information stands, face painting and street entertainers greeted Geneva residents and tourists who could choose to attend a wide range of seminars and exhibits, or wander through Ariana Park in the grounds of the UN's offices in Geneva and learn about the local flora and fauna from newly erected signs.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - The Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean (ROLAC) hosted World Environment Day celebrations in Port-au-Prince today. The event saw delegates from the Haitian Government, the United Nations, and civil society come together for the launch of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) - Haiti publication. After the press conference, attendees enjoyed a cultural presentation.

Lison, Portugal – The 10:10 campaign launched its national campaign in Portugal. The event included a screening of the Age of Stupid. The event was held at Miradouro de S. Pedro.

Eskilstuna, Sweden – The Eskilstuna Municipality held its 15th annual WED celebration with speeches from the municipal commissioners Eila Clarstedt and Jimmy Jansson. The event included theatre and music for kids about sustainable development and biodiversity. The city treated all visitors to Swedish organic strawberries and non-alcoholic organic beverages. And the event concluded with a musical performance by ‘Pauline’, a 27-year-old singer who became famous in 2003 for her hit "Runnin' Out Of Gaz".


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