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UNEP Children’s Art Exhibit Focuses on Climate Change

Paint for the Planet 7 October 2008: The website for ‘Paint for the Planet,'

which features climate change-themed paintings from the UN Environment

Programme's (UNEP) International Children's Painting Competition, was launched

on 7 October 2008.

A ‘Paint for the Planet' exhibit will officially open in New

York, US, on 23 October 2008, and will be followed by an auction on 25 October

2008 in New York and on eBay.com. The auction's proceeds will be donated to the

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), to be directed towards children affected by

climate-related disasters. The exhibit and auction mark the beginning of the

‘UNite to Combat Climate Change' campaign, the UN's campaign calling for a

definitive agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December

2009. The paintings will travel to climate change meetings for the next 14

months, and will finally be displayed in Copenhagen in December 2009. [Paint for the Planet website]