Background to the ‘Addressing Climate Change legacy project
Below is some background to the book ‘Addressing Climate Change, and the launch activity which took place in New York during September 2014.
On 6 May 2015 the book won gold Medal in the independent Publishers Book awards for social Issues, Public Affairs and Humanitarian issues.
Addressing Climate Change - the book
Addressing Climate Change is drawn from tens of thousands of photos taken in Doha, Qatar and Warsaw, Poland where Dallal led a team of international photographers who were granted unprecedented and unlimited behind-the-scenes to the UN climate change negotiations during COP18/CMP8 and COP19. These photos now represent the first inside look at the never-before-seen drama as international leaders from governments, civil society, academia and business make significant progress towards a universal climate change agreement.
Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas, actor Ed Nor ton, ar tist Yoko Ono, UN Secretar y General Ban Ki-moon, endorsed the book and its inspiring approach
2014 Launch activity
The book, Addressing Climate Change was launched during the UN Climate Change Summit in September 2014 to critical acclaim. A summary of activities can be found below.
NASDAQ Stock Exchange,Times Square, NYC
Henry Dallal and Christiana Figueres ‘rang the bell for Climate Change’ – with Addressing Climate Change being displayed in Times Square and aired internationally via CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News.
Private Reception, New York City
Over 100 people attended the event was co-hosted by Alex Baldwin and Henry Dallal. Attendees included Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, NASDAQ CMO, Jeremy Skule, US Editor of Financial Times,
Gary Silverman, Newsweek Editor, Author and Commentator Imogen Lloyd Webber, CNN Producer,The Independent Editor, and the Telegraph Editor.
Climate Change March, New York City
Henry Dallal and his team took part in the Climate Change March with over 500,000 other people – capturing key moments on camera for future use.
Photographic Exhibition, UN Headquarters, NewYork City
19 pictures were selected to display at UN headquarters for the Climate Change Summit and the first week of the UN General Assembly.The UN Secretary General recorded an address that was played back throughout the exhibition along side a multi media presentation depicting images of the Climate Change Process.The exhibition was also displayed online on The Guardian Newspaper website.
Public Launch Event, Hearst Tower, New York City
The project was launched to the public in the first LEED-certified commercial building in NYC.
Attended by 200+ guests on the evening of the Climate Change Summit including senior government representatives, business, civil society, multi-lateral institutions and media.
The Rt. Hon. Greg Barker, the UK Special Envoy for Climate Change co-hosted the event with the wife of Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower. Keynote speakers included, Greg Barker and Henry Dallal.
Media attendance included Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, Washington Post, Popular Science, The Independent, and The Telegraph.
Despite the crowded media landscape during the UN Climate Change Summit and during the opening of the UN General Assembly, three press releases were distributed in English and Arabic.They were published more than 800 times in total across more than 300 media outlets, reaching a potential audience of more than 110 million impressions.