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United Nations Global Compact and the OASIS concept

March 12, 2012
  • All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group meeting
  • 7 March 2012
  • Jubilee Room at Houses of Commons

Event hosted by FREdome Visionary Trust and sponsored by CCP Network

“OASIS recognises the barriers to growth as opportunities to redefine growth.”

Our second All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group meeting at the Houses of Commons on Wednesday 7 March delivered a significant opportunity to reach a global leadership platform!

Jessica Scholl of UN Global Compact speaking at the House of Commons

Jessica Scholl of UN Global Compact speaking at the House of Commons

A high point of the night for the FREdome team was an offer of support for the OASIS reforestation project from Jessica Scholl, Programme Manager for the UK Network of the UN Global Compact and the International Business Leaders Forum.

Speaking to over 75 assembled business leaders, Jessica said

“Aligning People Planet and Profit where Companies do more with less is Smart Growth. I would argue that Operation OASIS fits into this category. OASIS relies on innovation and the use of innovative technologies to find better ways to use our resources. OASIS recognises the barriers to growth as opportunities to redefine growth.”

Jessica went on to explain how the UK Network of the UN Global Compact could support our work at the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development at the Rio + 20 Summit: She said

“We would be very happy to work with Operation OASIS on getting the word out there at the Corporate Sustainability forum, but they need engagement of other actors; Civil Society, Government departments and big business to come together to sponsor an event and we can talk more about this later.”

Andrew K Fletcher the originator of the OASIS solution said

“To hear Jessica stating that the UK Network of the UN Global Compact would be very happy to work with us on Operation OASIS was very exciting and her support will arouse great interest in our work now. But we need to not let the grass grow under our feet. We have a great deal more to do to make sure that this project grows firm roots in the UN agenda for sustainable growth. No time for thinking for one moment that we have done more than scratched the paint on many closed doors but it is a great start and more than I could have dreamed would happen at this momentous occasion. Well done FREdome. Now let’s turn all of those contacts we collected into actions.”

“I want to thank the other speakers for making this event the most exciting and productive one so far and a special thanks to Dr David Wilkinson for his presentation on Ascension Island.”

Operation OASIS is a global reforestation project designed to achieve climate stability. Find out more about this FREdome Visionary project here

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