-- 100% of Proceeds from "Addressing Climate Change" by Henry Dallal will Benefit Non-Profits Including Reach Out to Asia
NEW YORK, Sept. 25 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning photographer Henry Dallal announced today that 100% of the proceeds of Addressing Climate Change: An Illustrated Biography of the Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (Gilgamesh Publishing), his new book that captures the art, science, and diversity of climate change negotiations, are being donated to non-profit initiatives that address climate change, including Reach Out to Asia (ROTA).
Addressing Climate Change aims to humanize an arduous, largely-behind-the-scenes process and rally the world towards a global agreement, and has received endorsements from Michael Douglas, Ed Norton, and Yoko Ono. In addition to its stunning and timely photographs, the book features essays from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Director Christiana Figueres, and Chair of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr. R K Pachauri,
"Addressing climate change requires the active support of all people around the world, from diplomats to local communities," says Dallal. "That is why I am proud to pledge all proceeds of this book to two initiatives to initiatives such as ROTA that are playing an important role in addressing climate issues at a grassroots level."
"We are incredibly thankful to receive the support of individuals such as Henry Dallal, whose generous support will help us further fulfill our mission to improve education throughout Asia and better prepare the next generation of leaders in the region's most vulnerable communities to address the many challenges they will be faced with, including the effects of climate change," said Mr. Essa Al-Mannai, Executive Director of Reach Out to Asia.
Ahead of its official September 28th release, Addressing Climate Change is being supported by a series of high-profile, eco-friendly launch events in New York during the United Nations Climate Summit and General Assembly, including a reception co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and former Beatles manager and current Chairman of BLJ Worldwide Peter Brown, a major photo exhibit at the UN and a gala dinner featuring special guests Dr. R K Pachauri, Britain's special envoy for climate change Greg Barker, Grace De Niro, and others.
The book has received acclaim from a number of prominent environmentalists, celebrities, scientists, and world leaders. According to Michael Douglas, "By focusing his sharp lens on the negotiators, the activists, and the scientists, Henry Dallal shows us that climate change not only represents a monumental threat, but an unprecedented opportunity to resolve crises peacefully, through dialogue."
Prominent environmental activist and actor Ed Norton adds, "This book celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to addressing the seemingly impossible challenge of crafting international policy on this issue and should motivate the rest of us to take part in one of the most critical issues facing our generation.
"Love is powerful in all things," says musician, artist, and activist Yoko Ono. "It is powerful in this beautiful book of photos. (Love) is a word that makes things come together, grow and expand. Now we are in a position as a global community to come together and build a better future. Let's do it right. I know we will."
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About Addressing Climate Change
Addressing Climate Change is drawn from tens of thousands of photos taken during the COP18 and COP19 UN climate change negotiations, where Dallal—a landscape photographer who has been commissioned for official portrait photographs of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other Royals—led a team of international photographers who were granted unprecedented and unlimited behind-the-scenes access to. 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.
About Henry Dallal
Award-winning photographer Henry Dallal has built a reputation for creating photographic books of rare beauty. His previous works include Desert Pageantry, The Royal Cavalry of Oman; Horse Warriors: India's 61st Cavalry; Diamond Jubilee Pageant: The World came to Windsor and Pageantry and Performance, The Household Cavalry, in a Celebration of Pictures. He has contributed to several other books including: Horses; Horse Gunners; Endurance; Magic of Monaco and Flowers in the Park. Henry's work has been exhibited widely including at the Smithsonian Institution, Naples Museum of Art, the Guildhall and Windsor Castle. He has also been honored to photograph HM Queen Elizabeth II as well as other senior world figures. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the Alpine Club. He is a board member of the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA). More on http://henrydallalphotography.com
About Reach Out to Asia
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) is a non-profit organization launched in December 2005 in Doha, Qatar, by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Operating under the auspices of the Qatar Foundation, ROTA is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis affected areas across Asia and around the world. ROTA envisions a world, where all young people have access to the education they need in order for them to realize their full potential and shape the development of their communities. Further information on Reach Out To Asia can be found at: www.reachouttoasia.org
SOURCE Gilgamesh Publishing