ENO will organise a climate summit for school students in cooperation with the  city of Helsinki and ministry of environment Finland. The event will take place 29 May – 5 June 2019 in Finland. The first part will take place in the city of Joensuu ( 29 May – 2 June). The second part will take place in Helsinki and the announcement and the climate agreement will be signed on the World Environment Day 5 June 2019. All the schools in the world are invited to plant trees every year until 2025. The ultimate goal is to tie 3 million tons of carbon dioxide by 2025.  The summit is endorsed by the president of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö.

For the summit in Finland 2019, we invite two school students (a boy and a girl, 14-17 yrs old) and a teacher from every country.  We aim to get participants from at least 100 countries

Schools are welcome to join the Climate Agreement of Schools 2019-2025

Environment Online – ENO will celebrate 25th anniversary in 2025. Schools will launch a global C02 campaign to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Pupils around the world will gather 28 May – 3 June in Finland to agree the jointly organised climate actions based on tree planting. To celebrate quarter century of the ENO Programme, pupils from over 10 000 schools in 150 countries will agree the goals of reducing carbon dioxide as follows:

1) With this movement, pupils raise up the fact that the mankind with its action has reduced forest area and their capacity to work as sink for carbon dioxide. Tree planting is needed to improve the carbon balance between carbon in the trees and atmosphere.

2) Pupils raise the fact that tree planting is a significant way to reduce carbondioxide in the atmosphere. Planting forests does not need complicated technology or big money. What we need is earth, Sun, water and seed and a man who ensures the start of growth of trees. When working together we can plant a huge numbe of trees to grow like recently finished 100 million trees campaign in ENO has showed.

3) Each participating school will plant trees each year at least one hectar (10 000m2) between the years 2019-2025. Trees will be planted in the areas where forest hasn’t been cut in 10 years. This way a new forest (carbon sink) will be ensured.

4) School will agree with private or public land owners the suitable land areas for these climate actions. They will also agree the delivery of the suitable reforestation material for free with suppliers of seeds and seedlings. Names of partners will be published in the international media.

5) School agree with the partners about the carbon compensation in the forest biomass. Schools can use these compensation income by partners to improve their schools activities.

6) Particpating schools will report the annual growth of trees to ENO Programme. ENO will publish annual summaries based of the data.

7) The goal is to transfer 3 million tons carbon dioxide from atmosphere by 2025 when ENO Programme celebrates 25th anniversary (It would be also possible to tie this action for 2026, when Paris agreement will have 10th anniversary.)

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