UNFCCC launches social media campaign in support of Paris Agreement signing

BONN, 10th February, 2016 (WAM) -- The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, has launched a social media campaign in support of the rapid signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Heads of State and Government to come to New York on 22 April to sign the historic agreement clinched last year. Under the agreement, 195 nations have agreed to combat climate change and to unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future.

The Paris Agreement can only be successful if everyone fully supports it and helps bring it to life – from national, regional and local leaders; from investors and businesses to citizens who desire to live in a safe and prosperous world, and who want to actively shape that world.

UNFCCC says that ahead of the signing event, participants can say what the agreement means for them and what they are going to do to support it in a short, maximum 30-second video recorded on their smartphone, pad, notebook or desktop device and then post it to social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) using the hashtags #ParisAgreement and #Means4Me.


WAM/AAMIR