#BackClimateAction tweetathon 2015

Department of Energy and Climate Change

November 27
11:57 2015

Take part in a global conversation and tweet #BackClimateAction to join organisations from retail, transport and energy sectors amongst others to see why we need to tackle climate change and what businesses are doing to go low carbon.

Get involved using #BackClimateAction and follow @DECCgovuk.

The UKs greenhouse gas emissions reduction target

DECCs 2014 tweetathon involved over 70 partners with #BackClimateAction trending in 5th place in the UK on the day.

This year, were expanding the tweetathon to run for a week, from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December, to coincide with the first week of the UNs Conference of the Parties (COP) climate change meeting in Paris.

To help direct the conversation and ensure we cover a wide variety of topics, each day of the week will feature a different theme and different organisations tweeting about what theyre doing to tackle climate change.

Get involved using #BackClimateAction and follow @DECCgovuk.

Monday 30 November Global action

8 to 9am: Introduction to the day
9 to 10am: Why is action needed? The science behind climate change (part I) Prof Martin Siegert: @mjsiegert @Grantham_IC
DECC Science team: @DECCgovuk
12 to 1pm: The science behind climate change (part II) and what do businesses think? PWC
Met Office: @metoffice
Climate Group: @climategroup
Royal Society: @royalsociety
5 to 6pm: How can business help achieve climate goals and what are they doing? Aldersgate Group: @aldersgategrp, @nickmolho
Sky: @skybiggerpic
International Chambers of Commerce: @iccwbouk and @iccwbo
Business in the Community: @BITC
Climate Reality: @ClimateReality

Tuesday 1 December My low-carbon life

  • 8 to 9am: Introduction to the day
  • 12 to 1pm: Energy innovations that will save consumers energy and money
  • 5 to 6pm: Focus on food and health

Wednesday 2 December UK Energy innovation

  • 8 to 9am: Introduction to the day
  • 12 to 1pm: Power responsiveness
  • 5 to 6pm: Technology innovation

Thursday 3 December Future of cities

  • 8 to 9am: Introduction to the day
  • 12 to 1pm: The importance of cities in tackling climate change, including architecture and buildings
  • 5 to 6pm: Focus on transport

Friday 4 December Finance/insurance and wrap up discussion

  • 8 to 9am: Introduction to the day
  • 12 to 1pm: Why are insurance and finance industries responding to climate change?
  • 1 to 2pm: Prince of Waless Corporate Leaders Group what do businesses want from COP?


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