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2016 Oct 03rd

Green Cross at COP22

Green Cross International has put together a new edition of The Future We Want photo exhibition for 2016, featuring a number of new partner organisations from around the world. Each of these partners has joined Green Cross in showcasing solutions for a sustainable future – moving the conversation forward on how a green and inclusive economy improves food and energy security, creates jobs and reduces inequality. The images will be displayed at the United Nations in Geneva in October 2016, before being brought to Marrakech for COP22 in November.

From 10 to 31 October, the exhibition will be shown at the United Nations in Geneva, in a special display organized in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in Geneva. At the opening event on 13 October, the UN Ambassadors of Morocco and France will speak about moving forward from the Paris Agreement reached at COP21 to molding a genuine action plan at COP22.

From 7 to 18 November, the exhibition will move to Marrakesh, Morocco for COP22. Some will be shown in the UNFCCC display area, while others will cover the walls around the conference rooms and side event spaces of the Civil Society “Green Zone”. They will ensure that The Future We Want message is front and centre throughout the event.

In addition to the exhibit, three Green Cross events have been confirmed with the organizers of COP22 in Marrakesh.

Thursday, 10 November 2016
15:00-16:30
Side Event – Conference on Financial, Technical and Institutional Support for Scaling Up Youth Climate Action
Observer room 8 (capacity for 150 people)
Partners: Green Cross International, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)

17:00-18:30
Side Event – A Green Economy for Sustainable, Resilient and Prosperous Communities
Green Zone Conference Room (TBD)
Partners: Green Cross International, Club of Rome, Earth Charter International, ICLEI, World Ocean Society, IOM, FAO, World Academy of Art and Science, University of Geneva.

Friday, 11 November 2016
15:00-16:30
Screening of The Pursuit of Endurance
Green Zone Conference Room (TBD)
Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist, Adventurer and Green Cross France & Territories Board Member Luc Hardy launched a voyage to the Antarctic in 2014, to commemorate the centennial of the epic Ernest Shackleton expedition in 1914.

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