22 September 2009


Climate Advocates Gather for International Climate Camp in Slovenia

VIENNA, 22 September (UN Information Service) - Thirty young climate advocates from Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom are meeting for an International Climate Camp in Jezersko, Slovenia from 21 to 24 September.

The camp, which is being held under the umbrella of the "Seal the Deal!" campaign of the United Nations, brings together a multinational group of climate advocates and provides them with a creative space in which to share their experience, gain new knowledge and generate ideas that they would like to see presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.

The International Climate Camp is being organized by the British Council, with support of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, the British Embassy, the European Commission Representation in Slovenia, the Office of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, the Office of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovenian Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning, the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Embassy in Slovenia, the Finnish Embassy in Slovenia, the Hungarian Embassy in Slovenia and the Turkish Embassy in Slovenia.

The event is being held under the umbrella of the "Seal the Deal!" campaign led by the United Nations. Seal the Deal! aims to encourage governments to reach a fair, balanced and effective climate agreement in Copenhagen, by mobilizing political leaders, the business sector and civil society on a global scale to apply pressure for urgent action on climate change.

On 24 September, the participants will meet with the President of the National Assembly of Slovenia and the Slovene Government's Working Group for International Negotiations on Climate Change, to present their conclusions and recommendations for Copenhagen. Media representatives are invited to attend this event:

When: Thursday, 24 September 2009, 11:00

Where: the Small Hall of the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia, 4 Šubičeva street, Ljubljana.


Accreditation is required!

For accreditation please fill in the attached form and return to: soj@dz-rs.si

Accrediation Form  (DOC) (PDF)

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For further information on the International Climate Camp contact:

Adriana Dvoršak
Project Manager Slovenia, British Council Slovenia
Telephone: (+386) 3137-8683
Email: Adriana.Dvorsak@britishcouncil.si

Sonja Wintersberger
Public Information Officer
United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3430
Email: sonja.wintersberger@unvienna.org




Bostjan Jerman
(also in Slovene language)
Telephone: (+38) 64056-9001,
Email: bostjan.jerman@unvienna.org


Seal the Deal!: www.sealthedeal2009.org




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