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The UN, Microsoft and the WildlifeTrusts will be among a huge number of national and international organisations taking part in a global ‘tweetathon’ on climate change – and they want you to take part.
The #BackClimateAction tweetathon has now finished and was a huge success thanks to all the partners, supporters, tweeters and watchers who got involved. Market research agency Ipsos Mori evaluated the impact of the tweetathon and their report is available on GOV.UK
The day started with the publication of a UK survey finding that 73% of people want leaders to agree a global deal on tackling climate change.
See a total overview of activity on DECC’s Storify feed. or get a flavour from each theme through our twitter collections:
The UN, Microsoft and the Wildlife Trusts will be among a huge number of national and international organisations taking part in a global ‘tweetathon’ on climate change – and they want you to take part.
Scientists are clear, climate change is happening, it is one of the most serious threats facing the UK and we need to take action now – but from a cup of coffee to the car you drive how will it affect your day to day life?
Leading authorities will come together from across food, water, health, business, biodiversity, the natural environment, government, cities, homes and sport to talk about the impacts of climate change and the action that can be taken to tackle it – both in the UK and globally.
From 0900 until 1900 (GMT) on 25 November you can tweet your questions as well as find out what leaders in the field are thinking and doing on climate change.
Get involved using #BackClimateAction and follow @DECCgovuk.
The tweetathon will be broken down into hourly slots, one after another, each themed around a different subject such as health, cities and sport. There will be different experts for each session who will respond to your questions – via their own account on Twitter – about how climate change will impact the featured subject matter or the action that can be taken.
Government Departments involved alongside the Department of Energy and Climate Change include Department of Health, Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Business Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The Met Office will be acting as advisors throughout the event, answering questions on the science of climate change.
The hourly themes are:
|Time slot (GMT)||Theme|
|0900 – 1000||DECC kicks off|
|1100 – 1200||Cities & Homes|
|1200 – 1300||Food & water|
|1300 – 1400||Sport|
|1400 – 1500||Biodiversity & natural environment|
|1500 – 1600||Business|
|1600 – 1700||UK Government|
|18.00 - 19.00||Security|
|1700 - 1900||International action|
To send in a question contact us on twitter @deccgovuk #BackClimateAction
Help promote the tweetathon by signing up to our Thunderclap
Climate change explained
For more information about climate change, visit the climate change explained pages on GOV.UK
Supporters and partners
Our thanks go to the large number of #BackClimateAction partners and supporters including start-up charity Hubbub who have helped us gather this support; the list is growing all the time.
|Partners & Supporters||Twitter accounts|
|Marks & Spencer (Plan A)||@marksandspencer @planamikebarry @adamelman|
|Siemens-Bosch||@Siemens_Energy @Siemens @BoschGlobal|
|Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson||@GeorgeFergusonx @BristolCouncil|
|The Climate Group||@ClimateGroup|
|Forest Green Rovers||@FGRFC_official|
|Anglian water||@AnglianWater @AnglianWaterBus|
|Essex & Suffolk water||@ESWH2O|
|Sky Bigger Picture||@SkyBiggerPic|
|Natural History Museum||@NHM_London|
|Barts – NHS||@DalyFionadaly1|
|British Medical Association||@TheBMA|
|The Environment Agency||@EnvAgency|
|Food & Drinks Federation||@FoodandDrinkFed|
|Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)||@OLEVgovuk|
|NHS Sustainable Day||@DayforAction|
|Economic & Social Research Council||@ESRC|
|Centre for Climate Change and Economic Policy||@CCCEP|
|Committee on Climate Change||@theCCCuk|
|The Student Room||@tsrmatters|
|The Science Museum||@sciencemuseum|
|Sir Mark Walport, CSA||@uksciencechief|
|Rear Admiral, Dr David Titley (USA army)||@DWTitley|
|Real Admiral Neil Morisetti||Using @DECCgovuk|
|World Food Programme||@WFP|
|New Climate Economy||@NewClimateEcon|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||@RCBTweets|
|Sustainable Development Unit||@sduhealth|
|Tck Tck Tck||@tcktcktck|
|Centre of Sustainable Healthcare||@SusHealthcare|
|Engineering UK / Tomorrows Engineers||@Tomorrows_Eng @BigBangFair|
|National Union of Stu’dents||@NUSuk|
|Meat Free Monday||@meatfreemonday|
|Foreign and Commonwealth Office||@FCO_climate|
|Ministry of Defence||@DefenceHQ|
|Department of Health||@DeptHealthPress|
|Department of Business and Skills||@BISgovuk|
|Global Climate Health Alliance||@GCHAlliance|
|British Embassy - Brazil||@UKinBrazil|
|British Embassy - USA||@UKinUSA|
Published: 14 November 2014
Updated: 8 December 2014
- Updated with collections for each hour of the tweetathon.
- Partner twitter accounts added.
- The Environment Agency and Natural England join the #BackClimateAction Tweetathon.
- More partners taking part.
- First published.