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Published: Sunday 15 June 2008

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A still from Global Warming A fable from the Himalayas
A film about a young boy who discovers the solution to global warming from a monk in the Himalayas has been adopted by the un as part of its initiative to green the planet and check global warming. The fim, Global Warming, A Fable from the Himalayas, by Mumbai-based filmmaker Nitin Das, has become part of the world body's worldwide campaign to plant trees.

The seven-minute film is part of the 'Plant for the Planet Billion Tree Campaign' that encourages people, communities, civil society organisations and governments to plant trees. It aims at planting a billion trees worldwide each year. "The video advocates tree planting. We explored whether there was any hidden political or other message and when we were assured, we uploaded it on our website," says Meryem C Amar, Information Officer United Nations Environment Programme.

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