Peoples voices at UN Climate Change Conference

Its almost time for COP24. Whats that you say? COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which this year will  take place from 2-14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland.

Its easy to feel daunted by climate change, but the solutions are at hand, so instead, why not try feeling empowered, engaged and part of the fight. Because we do need to fight for this. Indeed, the galvanizing and radical society-wide changes we managed during the world wars might be a model for the kind of speed of change we need now. We made the problem, so we can fix it. We have changed fast before, so we can change things fast now too.

This year Sir David Attenborough will bring the voice of millions of citizens around the world to the UN Climate Change Conference. How will this work? Just make your thoughts known on social media and add the hashtag #TakeYourSeat. David explains it more here:

The campaign will reach its apex with the People’s Seat Address when Sir David Attenborough will address the COP24 plenary with climate change stories gathered from these tagged social media posts from around the world.

The People’s Address will also trigger the launch of the Facebook Messenger ‘ActNow’ Bot on the United Nation’s central Facebook account. ActNow.bot will make it easier than ever before for people to understand what actions they can take personally in the fight against climate change. ActNow.bot will recommend everyday actions – like taking public transport and eating less meat – and track the number of actions to highlight the impact that collective action can make at this critical moment in our planet’s history.

For more information, see our Media Fact Sheet. To help promote the campaign, see also our COP24 digital assets, which are in the public domain.

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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