Your Planet Needs You - So come dance for your planet as we celebrate World Environment Day on Friday 5th June 2009 and raise funds for our pilot projects in Africa, Asia and South America.
We will start with a short presentation about World Environment Day (WED) and its history at Worldview Space (http://www.worldviewspace.com) located on the 3rd floor, 1 Pope Street, London SE1 3PR at 7.00pm so you can learn about what we are doing over some drinks and light refreshments. Then we will move on to the dance floor at the Cubana near Waterloo Station at 9.00pm for some Latin Beats till 1.00am.
World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The day's agenda is to:
1. Give a human face to environmental issues;
2. Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;
3. Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;
4. Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.
This year’s host is Mexico which reflects the growing role of the Latin American country in the fight against climate change, including its growing participation in the carbon markets.
Mexico is also a leading partner in UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign. The country, with the support of its President and people, has spearheaded the pledging and planting of some 25 per cent of the trees under the campaign. Accounting for around 1.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the country is demonstrating its commitment to climate change on several fronts.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon states that the WED celebration will “further underline Mexico's determination to manage natural resources and deal with the most demanding challenge of the 21st century – climate change.
So plant a tree with us on WED by participating in our reforestation projects in the developing world.
Please buy your tickets in advance:
Entry is £15 per person which is the actual cost of planting and maintaining a rubber tree for 35 years, with environmental, social and economical benefits creating sustainable livelihoods for the poor in the pilot countries whilst mitigating climate change.
STUDENTS: Entry is £15 for two students with valid University IDs. So bring a buddy along to the dance!
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