Earth Day

An Agenda of Research and Teaching and Capacity-Building So That For Future Generations May Live In Peace with Nature

Earth Day, 22 April 2022 at The United Nations

The Normandy Chair for Peace will hold a session to report to the UN on the work of the Normandy Chair for Peace, to make selected “Good Stories” awards and invite the UN Member State to identify future good stories to document and celebrate, on Earth Day April 22, 2022 (Friday) The event would be in Manhattan, convenient to all UN Missions.

Making Peace with the Earth 

For the Present and Future Generations 

Earth Day, 22 April 2022 (9:00 am New York – 15h Paris)

at One UN Plaza – The Millennium Hilton New York
“We will have peace on Earth when we make peace with the Earth.”

Morning Session

  • 9:00 am – Participants assemble, coffee and tea ready
  • 9:30 am – Introduction of Participants
    Welcome Remarks
    Emilie Gaillard
    , Normandy Chair for Peace General Coordinator
    Representatives of the Region Normandie and CNRS (France)
    David O’Connor IUCN Mission to the UN
    Prof. Nicholas Robinson Chair Emeritus, Normandy Chair for Peace, Executive Governor, International Council for Environmental Law
  • 10:15 am – Tony Oposa Chair, Normandy Chair for Peace with the Earth
    Normandy : From a Symbol of War to a Symbol of Peace
  • 10:30 am – Emilie Gaillard – General Presentation of the Normandy Chair for Peace Research Lines –  (Video presentations of the members NCP and Zoom presentation)
  • 11:10 am – Tony Oposa : The  Good Stories Movement
    We will change the story of the world if we change the storyline from bad to good and from sad to happy.
  • 11:15 am – Recognition of Good Stories – To be presented by Prof. Nicholas Robinson, Emilie Gaillard, Tony Oposa, and Youth Representatives
    Launch of the Normandy Award for Peace with the Earth Guardian of Future Generations
  • 11:45 am Community Performance led by the Normandy Chair for Peace Concert Chorale
  • 11:50 am Conclude morning session – Pascal Buleon, Director, MRSH, University of Caen, Normandy, France

Lunch break

 Afternoon Session

  • 2:30 am – Report on the Mohonk Conference – Prof. Nicholas Robinson
  • 3:00 am – Presentation of the NCP Collection Peter Lang – Emilie Gaillard
  • 3:30 am – Recognition of more Good Stories – Tony Oposa, Prof. Nicholas Robinson, Emilie Gaillard, and Youth Representatives
  • 5:45 am – Way forward for the NCP Projects – Emilie Gaillard
  • 5:00 am – Community Performance with the Normandy Chair for Peace Concert Chorale
  • 5:05 am – Adjourn

Earth Day, 22 April 2022 at The United Nations

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