TIPPING POINT - GREENLAND

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1880 - 1 Nanson Rd, 3rd Floor

1 Nanson Road

Singapore, 238909

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Greenland-Themed Cocktail Reception, Expedition Celebration, Film Screening and Climate Change Discussion

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Dear friends,

You are all cordially invited to join for our next HER Planet Earth Event entitled TIPPING POINT - GREENLAND - date still TBC.

This will be a Greenland-Themed Cocktail Reception, Expedition Celebration, Film Screening and Climate Change Discussion with Award-Winning Director/ Producer Liz Courtney - all in support of UN Women UK and their programmes for underprivileged women in the Asia region.

The topic of the Greenland ice melt is very timely, as the glaciers there are contributing to the rise of global sea levels faster than was previously believed. The big concern for the future is if the giant ice sheets in Greenland continue to melt, this would raise global sea levels by as much as seven metres. While all coastal cities will be affected by rising sea levels, Asian cities will be hit much harder than others given their population, economic activity and landmass. Many of the processes that control sea-level rise are amplified in Asia. As a result, about four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or South-east Asia.

In March 2020, our self-funded HER Planet Earth team of 10 women succeeded in biking across the frozen lands of the Arctic Circle Trail of Greenland – a world’s first. Along the way, the team had to battle temperatures of minus 20 to minus 40 degrees Celsius, ride across 200km on all types of snow, ice, mud and rock, cycle up and down many hills and mountain passes, and cross vast frozen, crackling lakes – it was an extraordinary and unforgettable experience!

The objective of this 200km pioneering expedition was to raise awareness and funds (a team total of S$50,000) for underprivileged women affected by climate change in the Asia region. During the event the team will share stories of their experience journeying across the Arctic on fat bikes.

In the past decade, climate related disasters have led to the loss of 700 thousand lives, 1.7 billion people affected and economic losses of USD 1.4 trillion. These effects disproportionately affect women and girls: multiple discriminations mean that women are more vulnerable in crises and post disasters situations. In view of this, the team wants to raise funds for UN Women UK, and their programmes supporting the economic empowerment of women in rural areas of Asia, more specifically, in countries most affected by climate change, such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men and boys are not trapped in oppressive masculinities. A world in which women have equal say in decisions that affect their lives, their bodies, their policies, and their environment, from villages to cities. In this world, gender equality is the norm. Only with the commitment of activist organisations like HER Planet Earth and its fantastic volunteers can we begin to make this a reality. Now is the time to change the way the world works for women,” said Simon Gallow, Development Director at UN Women UK.

We hope to see many of you at our event!

Sincerely,

The HER Planet Earth Team

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1880 - 1 Nanson Rd, 3rd Floor

1 Nanson Road

Singapore, 238909

Singapore

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