Dialogue in Europe: Intercultural exchange and the Climate

Article published on June 26, 2008
Article published on June 26, 2008
In Europe 2008 is the year of Intercultural Dialogue, but it is also the year that much of the world is finally taking serious notice of climate change, and right now, in Bonn, Germany, the UN Climate Change Negotiations are taking place. This year European youth everywhere will be talking about these issues, as will TakingITGlobal.
The 2008 theme of Intercultural Dialogue is not limited to Europe itself, but also to the many regions that Europe maintains close relations with, and TakingITGlobal is playing host to part of one such initiative. 1001 Actions is an initiative of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation - dedicated to mutual knowledge and respect in the Euro-Mediterranean region. We are collecting 'Images for Dialogue' from youth in this region, which stretches from Portugal to Turkey, from Sweden to Algeria. The pieces in this collection will reflect the common heritage, mutual respect and images of peace and hope from youth throughout this vast region. They will act as a bridge between youth living in different cultural settings and coming from different backgrounds, but sharing the sense of community throughout the Euro-Med region.

Meanwhile, in Bonn, PJ - Manager of TakingITGlobal's Climate Change Project - is right in the thick of the UN negotiations and is providing regular blog updates http://www.tigblog.org/group/cydbon.... He recently sat down with Bard Lahn, an Advisor on International Climate Policy from Norges Naturvernforbund OR Friends of the Earth Norway, to discuss Norway's connection to Alberta's oil fields, listen in!

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*Photo Peace by Inon Gershovitz