European Climate Action DaysEnlarge image (© DOI - Jason Borg)
The European Climate Action Days 2016 activities in Malta by the Embassies of France, the Netherlands and Germany together with the European Commission Representation in Malta were concluded by a joint tree-planting ceremony.
The event, held at the Marsascala Family Park, saw the planting of 55 trees, representing each child who participated in an image competition on the topic “What can we do to Save the Climate?” which was organized earlier this year. The children will now be the official ‘adopters’ of the trees. The project’s goal was to create awareness amongst children about climate change. Each child was also given a certificate of participation and commemorative gifts. The winners also received toy sets kindly donated by Playmobil Malta.
“The conclusion of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was a major success. Although the foundation for a new approach on climate change has been set up, there is still a lot to do. It is the future of the children which will be affected the most and therefore we have to raise more awareness and engage them as early as possible”, the Ambassadors of France, the Netherlands and Germany and the Head of the EC Representation emphasized.
Dr. Jose Herrera, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, thanked all involved for their initiative. He pointed that Malta was one of the first countries to ratify the Paris Agreement and that climate change will feature highly on the agenda of Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.Enlarge image Climate Action Days in Malta – Prize Giving Ceremony (© German Embassy Valletta)