How can you take part and follow virtually COP21, the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris from home? Thanks to live webcast, social media community toolsit the virtual participation in the event is possible. Here you can read how.
COP21, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris, from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 UNFCCC and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. Leadership of the negotiations is yet to be determined.
The governments of more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming of more than 2°C would have serious consequences, such as an increase in the number of extreme climate events.
Scientists have warned that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we will pass the threshold beyond which global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible. That threshold is estimated as a temperature rise of 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and on current emissions trajectories we are heading for a rise of about 5°C. That may not sound like much, but the temperature difference between today’s world and the last ice age was about 5°C, so seemingly small changes in temperature can mean big differences for the Earth.
Virtual Participation on Climate Change Conference, Paris
Along with live webcast, social media community tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr enable virtual participation in the UN Climate Change Conference Paris (30 November – 11 December).
Information on which sessions will be webcast live each day will be made available in the daily programme, and can be seen on the main meetings page and also on the webcast interface.
The main Twitter hashtag for the event is #COP21.
FOLLOW The conference day after day: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/follow/
More info about virtual participation: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/cop21parisinformationhub/cop-21cmp-11-information-hub-virtual-participation/
Events to come: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/events-to-come/