UN Launches People’s Seat Initiative for Climate Change Conference

Energy Day at COP 22: Sustainable Energy for All
Energy Day at COP 22: Sustainable Energy for All

To bring the voice of the people to the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Poland (called ‘COP 24’, from 2 to 14 December), the United Nations has launched the ‘People’s Seat’ initiative.

It invites people to submit messages for an address to be delivered to leaders attending the conference, by naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

The ‘People’s Seat’ initiative, launched by the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), calls for inputs for the address to be delivered during the opening plenary session of the COP24, by Mr. Attenborough, on 3 December. Those who want to add their message can use the hashtag #TakeYourSeat on Twitter.

[ Clean Climate Environment News Magazine ]

The COP 24 will make a collective implementation plan for the 2015 Paris Agreement. The People’s Address will also trigger the launch of another initiative to engage global citizens: the ‘ActNow’ Bot via the United Nations’ Facebook Messenger account.

It will recommend everyday actions – like taking public transport and eating less meat – and tracking the number of actions taken to highlight the impact that collective action can make on this critical issue.

Photo courtesy: COP 22

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