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How To Effectively Communicate Climate Change

Dec 10, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 9 – Goodwill Ambassadors Angélique Kidjo and Bianca Jagger joined activists and private sector representatives at a UN Roundtable Discussion on communicating climate change through informal channels in Paris-Le Bourget. In the age of social media there are many ways of communicating climate change and bringing people together, but often there is a lack of action. Finding effective ways of using media to raise awareness around climate change is essential to combating it, as we are all part of the solution.   “We’re seeing that people have limited attention span, they have more choice [Read More]

Small Island States in Need of Climate Resilience

Dec 3, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 2 – Climate negotiations at COP21 in Paris are framed by a great number of side-events and press conferences aimed at bringing together all stakeholders needed to mitigate climate change and climate resilience. While many talk about scientific findings and economic aspects, examples of the impact that climate change has on the lives of millions of people around the world are also the subject of a few other events. The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee hosted an event to raise awareness on climate resilience through poetry and documentary. After the screening of “Adapting to a changing climate”, [Read More]

COP21 Kicks Off in Paris

Nov 30, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz PARIS, Nov. 30 – Paris is hosting one of the biggest international conferences ever held on French territory, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on climate change.   COP21 kicked off on Nov. 30 with the arrival of 151 world leaders. The conference started with statements of heads of state and government and various high-level meetings around mitigating climate change and its impact on our environment.   “Distinguished delegates, the eyes of the world have been on Paris for weeks. Now the eyes of millions of people around the world are on you, not just figuratively [Read More]

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