Press release | 16.11.2017
UN Climate Secretariat Head Espinosa recognises children’s action on climate
A record-breaking 205,577 youngsters take part in the 15th year of the Climate Alliance Green Footprints campaign
Bonn/Frankfurt, 16 November 2017. Today, a group of kindergartners from Bonn presented their efforts on climate change and their wishes for the future to decision makers at the 23rd UN Climate Summit. “Children can be great drivers of positive change. By motivating them to protect the climate, we see a ripple effect that really spreads – not only to their friends, families and their teachers,” explains Climate Alliance Executive Director Thomas Brose. Over 1,400 schools spread across European 10 countries participated in the 2017 Green Footprints or ZOOM campaign. Together they collected some 2.3 million green footprints. The initiative encourages children to reflect on sustainable mobility and lifestyle choices.
- Photos for press use (available as of 12:30 on 16 November 2017)
- Also in attendance in Bonn: Frank Bainimarama, Fijian Prime Minister and President of COP 23 and Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
- Campaign results (pdf)
- Several wishes of participating children and statements of participating schools (pdf)
- Campaign info sheet (pdf)
- Campaign website: zoom-kidsforclimate.eu
- Participating countries nn 2017: Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden
- This press release as a pdf
Green Footprints Project Head, Climate Alliance
+49 69 7171 39 -22 | c.schury(at)climatealliance.org
Communications Director, Climate Alliance
+49 69 7171 39 -20 | s.mekjian(at)climatealliance.org