30 Nov '15, 2pm

Eiffel Tower turns green as Paris Climate Summit kicks off

Eiffel Tower turns green as Paris Climate Summit kicks off

PARIS, France — Amid champagne, chandeliers, green accent lights, and at least one Academy Award winner , U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon takes to a small podium at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris. It is Sunday night, the eve of the Paris Climate Conference , and Ban is here to impart some optimism before the grind of negotiations takes the wind power out of everyone’s sails. “I see all the stars aligning in one direction,” he says. “We share one common goal.” The occasion of the secretary-general’s speech is the launch of the 1 Heart 1 Tree project, an interactive light installation that uses 3D mapping techniques to project images of trees onto the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Belgian-Tunisian artist and architect Naziha Mestaoui, it allows people from around the world to participate by donating to global reforestation efforts and, in turn, planting digital tr...

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