10:10:10 Georgia Climate Change Week
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 22:00
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of students in climate change issues, promote sustainability, and urge governments, businesses, and individuals to cut their CO2 emissions by 10% in 2010.
The event will bring together Georgian university students from the "climate hot-spot" regions of Adjara, Javakheti, Kakheti, and Samegrelo. The opening of the initiative will be held at the Seaside Boulevard in the city of Batumi, beginning on October 10, 2010. The activities planned for the event include a Climate Change Youth Party at the Batumi Boulevard; a mobile photo exhibition on climate change issues held at the Batumi State University, Batumi seaside park, and May 6 Park; a screening of documentary films on climate change, "The Age of Stupid" and "An Inconvenient Truth", followed by a Q&A with the students; an open lecture at the Batumi State University implemented by climate change and environmental experts, the representatives of international organizations, and local authorities; a Climate Change Seminar featuring presentations by climate change experts and students of the natural sciences faculty, the planning of future climate change initiatives, and a climate change PSA contest among students.
The event is sponsored by the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN), the USAID Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Mitigation (CCADM) project, the European Union Delegation to Georgia, and the British Council. In addition, the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Batumi State University, the student self-governance body, and several local NGOs will also be invited as partners of the initiative.
Event Host: The Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) - A regional environmental organization, whose mission is to foster modern and sustainable development values and practices through bridging society and environment. CENN strives to build strong and responsible civil society, good governance and accountable business to safeguard our environment and improve people’s life. In partnership with local and international organizations, government institutions, and donors, CENN works with communities and business to develop sustainable solutions to existing challenges. CENN is innovative and pro-active in its response to global environmental concerns, and provides open and effective multi-stakeholder networking. www.cenn.org