Monday, 3 September 2012

Quebec taxpayers sponsoring free two week holidays in the Magic Desert Kingdom of Doha (for young climate bloggers only)

"As your aircraft descends into Qatar, you are welcomed by a spectacular view of the capital city, Doha. The completely landscaped, crescent-shaped Corniche, the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, and the sandy desert backdrop provide the first glimpse of what experiences await you. This sun-kissed country is filled with possibilities – desert escapades and shopping extravaganzas; natural attractions and water sports; state-of-the-art sporting facilities and historical museums; all combined with fine dining and luxurious accommodations. Welcome to the heart of the Arabian Gulf. Come … experience Qatar."

If you are a "budding blogger" between 18 - 30 years of age, the "Adopt a Negotiator project" offers you a FREE two week stay in the Magic Desert Kingdom of Qatar - including "a generous per diem" - courtesy of the Quebec taxpayers. 

All you have to do is to fake a little interest in "climate action", and you will be eligible for a high carbon footprint flight to the UN climate jamboree COP18 in Doha, starting on November 26:

Bloggers to Win Free Doha Climate Change Conference Trips this November: Adopt A Negotiator

Are you a budding blogger with an interest in the environment? Or maybe a video journalist with a passion for social issues? Well, if you are and also happen to be between 18-30 years old, then the ‘Adopt a Negotiator’ project is for you. They are on the look out for talented people to join their delegation to the UN COP18 conference in the hope of securing a better deal for the climate and the world’s citizens at the next climate summit.
Sébastien Duyck from AaN explains more about the project: “We bring young (18-30) people and bloggers to the main meetings of the UN climate talks to push for stronger climate action, mainly through the use of social media. So as we are now seeking new candidates to join our delegation to the UN COP18 conference, we would like to invite several regional representatives to join us.
Fellows will be provided with:
  • The opportunity to play a specific role to promote progressive climate policies in your country;
  • The chance to be part of a team with many other amazing young activists/bloggers;
All support needed from our team and partner during the coming months (networking, capacity building);
  • Transportation to Doha, accommodation and a generous per diem during the Doha Climate Change Conference

The "Adopt A Negotiator" project is run by the Global Campaign for Climate Action, which lists the Quebec Government as one of its main sponsors. I´ll bet taxpayers in Quebec are not aware of their generous "sponsoring". 

1 comment:

A K Haart said...

Good grief - the world gets ever madder.