SOURCE: Plant-for-the-Planet

May 04, 2010 11:21 ET

Student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet invites ministers and delegates of the environment from 42 nations at the Petersberg climate dialogue to promote climate justice

BONN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -

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Bonn, Germany, 4(th) of May 2010 - The children from the student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet are seeking to plant a million trees in every country, each tree symbolizing climate justice. In Germany, their goal has been achieved: On the 4(th) of May, 2010 the millionth tree was planted on Mt. Petersberg. This occurred alongside the Petersberg climate dialogue, the preparatory meeting for the climate summit in December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico.

The children from Plant-for-the-Planet, a now global network, achieved their goal of setting their campaign as an official event of the Petersberg climate dialogue. Together with ministers they planted their millionth tree, which like all trees not only removes CO2 from the atmosphere, but above all symbolizes climate justice. Then the children appointed the ministers "Ambassadors for Climate Justice" bringing them into the Plant-for-the-Planet community, and gave them an important task for Cancun: The childrens' central issue, along with a total reduction of greenhouse gases, is climate justice in terms of a single amount of CO2 emission from every person. They find it unfair that industrialized nations do not pay more for their higher CO2 emissions than poorer countries, who suffer harsher consequences from the climate crisis. The children asked the ministers to agree to a world treaty based on climate justice before the climate summit in Cancun in December 2010. On this issue, Isabel (12, Mexico) and Felix (12, Germany) stressed that thousands of children will watch, to see how much priority their concerns are given. After the failure of Copenhagen, the children have high expectations for Cancun. For three years now, the student initiative has known that politicians and the public must finally do something about the climate crisis. "Stop Talking. Start Planting." is the motto of their communication campaign. Today's event shows how much Plant-for-the-Planet has already achieved. However, their next target is already set. The million-mark for every country continues. Moreover, the children are committed to grow their Network of Ambassadors for Climate Justice to a million before 2020. The children nominated among others Norbert Röttgen (Germany), Juan Elvira Quesada (Mexico) Climate Justice Ambassadors.

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