#BackClimateAction tweetathon

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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 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 a different expert for each session who will respond to your questions – via Twitter – about how climate change will impact the featured subject matter or the action that can be taken.

Partners include:

  • The UN
  • Unilever
  • British Telecom (BT)
  • Microsoft
  • Nestle
  • Anglian Water
  • The British Medical Association
  • Climate Reality
  • BSkyB
  • Formula E
  • World Food Programme
  • The Climate Group
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore

Government Departments involved alongside the Department of Energy and Climate Change include Department of Health, 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:

0900 – 1000: DECC kicks off
1000 -1100: Health
1100 – 1200: Cities & Homes
1200 – 1300: Food & water
1300 – 1400: Sport
1400 – 1500: Biodiversity & natural environment
1500 – 1600: Business
1600 – 1700: UK Government
1700 - 1900: International action

To send in a question contact us on twitter @deccgovuk  #BackClimateAction

Climate change explained

For more information about climate change, visit the climate change explained pages on GOV.UK

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