Highlights

Children’s Art Exhibit and Auction to Launch UN Climate Campaign

Paint for the Planet  – 23-25 October in New York and Arendal

Children from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction organised by UNEP. Showcasing selected winning entries from the UNEP's International Children's Painting Competition, Paint for the Planet expresses the visions, fears, and hopes of the children for their future regarding the planet.

The original artwork has been chosen from a collection of nearly 200,000 paintings which have never been displayed before. The exhibit opens at UN Headquarters in New York on 23 October and in Arendal, Norway on 24 October.

Paint for the Planet will launch the ‘UNite to Combat Climate Change’ campaign to support the call for a definitive agreement at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009.

A selection of paintings will be auctioned on 25 October at the Harvard Club of New York City to raise emergency funds for children affected by climate-related disasters.
After New York, the exhibit will travel to various climate-related events and meetings around the world, culminating in Copenhagen.

For more information visit the Paint for the Planet website: www.unep.org/paint4planet.

Wednesday 22 Oct 2008