55 Facts about Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Date: 
Thursday, 07 April 2016

Windhoek | UNIC Windhoek

Starting on 1 April, 55 facts about climate change and the Paris Agreement will be cross-posted on UN Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek’s social media pages in order to educate the broader Namibian public about climate change and the Paris Agreement. The Campaign will run until 22 April, Mother Earth Day, at which world leaders will be at  United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Agreement.

The campaign will utilize the hashtags: #55Facts, #ClimateChange and #ParisAgreement. 55 is an educational number that represents an important part of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

The Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 percent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Each day, one fact about #ClimateChange and one fact about the #ParisAgreement will be cross-posted on UNIC Windhoek’s social media platforms. Every other day there will be an extra fact in order to fit in 55 facts by the end of the day on 22 April. Videos and photos will also be included in the campaign.

By visiting the following link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5Y_8viFBacxQXl1a1hndUliZkU&usp=sharing you will be directed to the #55 Facts graphic artwork. The artwork collage will also be available on Instagram, these photos will be split in two to create the Earth in full view.  

In light of the 22 April signing  event, UNIC is planning to organize , in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Think Namibia Environment, an engaging Climate Dialogue targeting Namibian youth. The aim of the session will be outlining what climate change is, how climate change impacts the world, including Namibia and its communities; the importance of the Paris Agreement, how Namibia is party to this agreement and what the desired outcomes are; highlighting the Namibian Government actions and plans for Namibia; what is being done at the grassroots level to combat climate change in Namibia, highlighting the environmental projects in communities organized by  UNDP, the Government and that of Think Namibia Environment; and how the Namibian youth could support the initiatives and take action .

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Nations-Information-Centre-Windhoek/440172472676041