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The 100 day countdown: get involved, wear green
28 August 2009 / 10:45

The first ever Global Climate Week will take place from 21 to 25 September, featuring a range of online activities and events in more than 120 countries as part of the UN-led Seal the Deal! campaign.

The focus of Global Climate Week will be to build unprecedented support for a global Climate Petition, which will be presented by civil society to the governments of the world in Copenhagen, where the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference convenes in December.

A simple way for everyone to get involved in Global Climate Week is by wearing something green on 22 September, the day of the Secretary-General’s Summit on climate change.

Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon is leading the call for UN agencies and communities around the world to take advantage of this important week to encourage leaders to seal a fair, balanced and effective agreement on climate change.

"With just 15 negotiating days remaining before the start of COP 15 (Climate Change Conference), now is the time for people in every corner of the world to unite and voice a strong call for governments to seal the deal in Copenhagen,” Mr. BAN urged.

Saturday, 29 August marks 100 days until the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The Prime Minister of Thailand, Abhisit Wetchachiwa, the President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Dr. Han Seung-soo, and the heads of over six UN agencies are among those who have signed the Climate Petition.

The full Global Climate Week programme is available at the Seal the Deal! web site