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Published Tuesday June 16 2015

'Voice Out': a European Union call to participate in Climate Action

--Launches Essay Competition with The Hindu Centre & a Photo contest on #MyClimateMyFuture--

--Chance to win a trip to Europe, camera --

The climate is on everyone's mind. Eight of the last ten years have been the hottest in recorded history.  If glaciers continue to melt and sea levels rise, but rivers run dry, we will all be affected. Can the world wait till coal, oil and gas are exhausted?  The short answer is no - because by then average global temperatures will have crossed the tipping point, unleashing storms, droughts, floods and searing temperatures.   

Providing a platform for people to 'Voice Out' not only their concerns but also the solutions that they think should be adopted to tackle the Climate Change Challenge, the European Union today launched two initiatives under #MyClimateMyFuture:

1)      An essay competition in collaboration with The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, and

2)      A photo contest, organised by the EU.

These two contests are designed to allow Indian citizens to share their views on climate change challenges and solutions

These initiatives are part of the "European Climate Diplomacy Day" #ClimateDiploDay, being observed worldwide on the 17th of June 2015 to promote informed debate about climate change in the lead up to this year's crucial meeting at Paris in December. The French capital will host the 21st Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to seek a legally binding agreement applicable to all countries and keeping the world on track to its goal of holding the global temperature increase below 2°C.