The green online community for young people from IUCN, WWF and Nokia has awarded its Grand Prize to Nicolas Paez, a 19-year-old economics student from Columbia.
Nicolas wins a trip to Copenhagen for the United Nations conference on climate change 14 to 16 December, alongside the IUCN delegation. He will be participating in a number of IUCN and WWF activities and events and will report back to the connect2earth community on his experience there.
"I love to participate in connect2earth, a place where I can share with others my views and concerns for our planet and its people," Nicolas says. "I am excited to have been selected to go to Copenhagen. I hope I can help finding solutions that are good for the environment while addressing social issues."
The discussion on climate change goes on on connect2earth until the end of December.
- Join the discussion on climate change on www.connect2earth.org. You just need to take 1 minute to sign up (click on “register” at the top of the webpage) and then click on ‘add your voice now’ .
- View the winner’s posts
www.connect2earth.org has already received over 3 million visits from young people in more than 190 countries. In 2008, the grand winner had the opportunity to travel to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and present her thoughts in front of the 3,000 environmental leaders. In 2009, the grand winner will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in December.
For more information contact Gaëlle Cuillerot at IUCN: firstname.lastname@example.org