Nordic Climate Day. One day– many solutions!

In the Nordic countries 11 November is celebrated as the Nordic Climate Day. This particular day was chosen to draw the attention of children and youngsters as well as their parents and teachers to environmental problems in their immediate surroundings, to examine and be aware of them and to reflect around the possible solutions to the impediments of climate change. Discussions on climate change, presentations of the implemented Nordic-Baltic environmental projects, the available support programs and considerations about the future – such is the content of the Nordic Climate Day. One day - many solutions! taking place at the Nordic Council of Ministers´Office in Latvia on 9 November 16:00. The event will begin with a brief introduction to the Nordic Council of Ministers´(NCM) general policy on climate and environment issues, presented by Kārlis Valters, Advisor at the NCM Office in Latvia. Projects supported by the NORDPLUS programme financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers will be presented by 11th grade students of Jugla Secondary School in Riga, Ance Andersone and Ernests Ķirsis, and by the teachers of Sigulda Elementary School, Elita Cīrule and Indra Zambare. Program curator at the Latvian New Theatre Institute, Zane Kreicberga, will present the projects already implemeted and those yet in the pipeline concerning the interaction between culture and environment – "The Long Bean", "The Legend of Kurbads" and "Cooperation Network Imagine 2020 – Art and Climate Change". A number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will present their projects as well: Head of the society Children’s Environmental School "P-Stop Forum", Inese Liepiņa, will tell about the project "NO to Phosphorus!", Head of the "Green Liberty" society, Jānis Brizga, will speak on the project "8 steps to a carbon-friendly life-style", and Head of the "CEMEX Opportunity Fund for Brocēni and Saldus District", Ilga Ķuze, will present the project "Think green, live green!". Gunta Tralmaka from the State Agency for Education Development will acquiant the audience with the NCM NORDPLUS Framework Programme, whereas Advisor of the NCM Office in Latvia, Daina Mežecka, will speak on the two grant programs for NGOs financed and administered by the Nordic Council of Ministers.