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This morning, Climate Alliance presented the climate protection efforts of almost 200,000 children spread over 13 countries to UN Climate Secretariat Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth. The children earned a total of 2,249,609 “green footprints” within the framework of Climate Alliance’s ZOOM campaign by making climate-friendly trips to school, saving energy in their classrooms, eating regional foods and choosing notebooks made with recycled paper. The handover of the footprints along with the children’s wishes and demands for the future marked the official opening of the UN Climate Summit’s Young and Future Generations Day – designated by the Climate Secretariat as a “celebration of youth power and participation at UN climate change conferences.”

Read Climate Alliance's press release on the Zoom website.

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