Earth to Paris Meets During COP21 To Inspire Climate Change Action
December 10, 2015  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

EarthtoParisOn December 7th and 8th, the group Earth to Paris convened in Paris during the Conference of the Parties (COP) meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to propose solutions and inspire climate change action.

Earth to Paris is a diverse coalition of groups, experts and individuals that work with climate change issues. Convening partners include the UNFCCC, United Nations Foundation, Good, Facebook, Twitter, National Geographic, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), among others. The coalition also includes several collaborating partners, such as C40, 350, The Climate Reality Project, Ceres, and HuffPost.

On December 7th, Irina Bokova, Executive Director of UNESCO; Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation gave a “Welcome to Paris” address.

The events included talks and discussions on climate and sustainable development, climate change and human rights, and climate change as a humanitarian issue. On the technology and innovation side, scientists and entrepreneurs also shared their knowledge and solutions for climate mitigation. Poets, photographers, filmmakers, and singers also presented their work and inspired climate action.

To learn more about Earth to Paris, click here.


About the Author :

Gabriela Bueno is a PhD student in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a research associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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