Jenner Pascua is a production officer for unicefusa.org
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, I’m reminded of 350.org – one of the featured organizations on UNICEF’s uniteforclimate.org. The number 350 refers to the goal of reducing the CO2 in the atmosphere from 387 parts per million to the safe level of 350.
This week’s video looks back at “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history,” according to CNN – the International Global Climate Action Day on October 29, 2009. On that day there were 5,200 actions in 181 countries, but just one single actor in Babylon, Iraq.
She joined the climate control discussion with a simple picture, and inspired thousands. The video shows how one person can make an impact, and encourages viewers to take action this year by joining the global work party on 10/10/10.
UNICEF has been involved with the discussion on climate control for some time now. In 2007, UNICEF released a report entitled Climate Change and Children, which expressed concerns on how the effects of climate change can impact the lives of children in developing countries.
Last December, UNICEF Denmark organized the Children’s Climate Forum in conjunction with the COP15. Allowing young delegates from around the world to voice their thoughts and concerns and present them to world leaders attending the COP15.
Join the discussion and learn how to get involved, visit www.uniteforclimate.org.