24 Aug 2009 09:08:11
New worldwide climate initiative launched
Children around the globe are getting involved in a new scheme designed to raise awareness of climate change.
Unite for Climate was launched in the Republic of Korea at the International Children and Youth Conference.
The online initiative is being supported by groups such as Unicef, the private sector and other non-governmental organisations, as well as YouTube and FlipCam.
Social networking and other ways of collaborating online are being utilised to discuss issues such as reducing carbon.
Bearing in mind the global nature of the scheme, areas with low-bandwidth have been taken into account with the tools on offer at the website.
Meanwhile, a statement is being prepared by Unite for Climate to be given to the United Nations climate change conference, which will be held in Copenhagen in December.
Another route being taken by the project is to launch a Connecting Classrooms scheme, which will raise environmental issues in more than 150 schools around the world.http://uniteforclimate.org/