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Presentation of survey on children and climate change

Podgorica, Montenegro, 24 November 2011 –  Two children from school parliaments, Deputy Minister of Education and Sport Ms Vesna Vucurovic, Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ms Ivana Vojinovic and UNICEF Representative Mr Benjamin Perks will speak about children and climate change based on the key findings of the KAP (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) survey on Children and Climate Change conducted by CEED Consulting in Montenegro on Thursday, 24 November 2011, at the CEED press room at Kralja Nikole 27a/4 floor, Business centre Celebic, Podgorica, at 10:00 AM.

Slavica Nikolic from CEED Consulting will present the results of the surevey on children and climate change.

The purpose of the survey was to get the insight into the level of children’s awareness of the climate change and related topics. The survey showed that:

- Children in primary and secondary schools recognized global warming as a serious problem for Montenegro.

- Children in primary and secondary schools showed readiness to undertake activities that will contribute to environment protection and/or reduction of harmful gas emissions in the future period.

- The school and the media play an important role in education and raising level of awarness on global warming. As survey results show, children obtain information about global warming primarily through TV and in school (37.1% and 31.0%)

The survey was conducted in Berane, Bijelo Polje and Pljevlja (Northern region), Nikšić and Podgorica (Central region) and Bar, Ulcinj and Herceg Novi (Southern region) on the sample of 666 boys/girls students by the CEED Consulting company for UNICEF and UNDP in Montenegro in September 2011.


For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Slobodan Zivkovic, Social and Economic Policy Officer, UNICEF Montenegro Phone: +382 20 224 277 Ext. 4 Fax: +382 20 224 278 Cell phone: +382 69 075 929 Email: szivkovic@unicef.org Website: www.unicef.org/montenegro Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unicef-Montenegro/105018479557274

Ms. Snezana Marstijepovic, UNDP Programme Manager – Environmental Monitoring, UNDP Montenegro, Phone: + 38 22 225 533 Fax: + 382 20 225 551 Cell phone: + 382 67 333 577 Email: snezana.mrstijepovic@undp.org

 

 
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