(left-to-right: Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez of Costa Rica, Ambassador Mohamed Auajjar of Morocco, Ambassador Elisabeth Laurin of France, and Green Cross Executive Director Adam Koniuszewski)
Green Cross International and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in Geneva launched Green Cross’ 40-image photo exhibition that is on show at the United Nations Palais des Nations in Geneva. This is the fifth edition of “The Future We Want” exhibition, first shown at the Rio +20 conference in 2012.
The exhibit will be displayed at the UN until 31 October before being sent to Marrakesh, Morocco for the COP22 in November.
“We wanted to provide a platform for international organisations, civil society and the private sector to showcase solutions for a sustainable future to give a positive and inspiring narrative to climate action,” said Adam Koniuszewski, Green Cross International Chief Operating Officer.
“This exhibition offers us a chance to reflect on how, in order to live together as citizens of the world, we must adopt attitudes, practices and consumption patterns respectful of the natural environment we inhabit,” said Auajjar. “The environment is a common good for all humanity, and its preservation is a shared responsibility for governments, the private sector, science, journalism, and ordinary citizens the world over.”
“There is a long road ahead, but these photographs share a message of hope and encouragement for us all,” said Her Excellency Elisabeth Laurin, French Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.
Organisations participating in the 2016 exhibition include the United Nations Development Programme, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Solar Impulse, Race for Water, the International Organisation for Migration, the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, ICLEI, the World Council of Churches, Swissaid, Pew Trusts, and Blue Solutions.