November 6, 2017 (All day)
The Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) represents the next critical step toward bringing the goals of Paris to life. With a new spotlight on sub-national climate action, incoming COP23 President and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji has called upon a “Grand Coalition” of governments at every level, civil society, the private sector, and individuals to collectively accelerate momentum.
#Uniting4Climate aims to advance climate action further, faster, together. The campaign is being presented by Connect4Climate program and the Climate Change Group of the World Bank Group, COP23 Presidency, the BMZ, City of Bonn, European Union, UNFCCC, UNEP, UN Foundation, among others.
#Uniting4Climate Global Digital Surge on the opening day of COP23, November 6, facilitated by the UN Foundation. We invite you to participate by hosting an activation that highlights how the global community is taking bold action at every level. Join the surge with your own Facebook Live interview, Snapchat Story, Twitter Chat, Instagram Story, or other digital engagement across your platforms.
We’re uniting around the world to declare our support for climate action. Join us!
Use the hashtag #Uniting4Climate to join this worldwide conversation and share your bold climate solutions
You can get the full social media Toolkit here
Schedule of Digital Activations
All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
2:00 AM – 3:00 AM - State of Climate Change in Uganda
A Twitter Chat with the Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change mainly looking at laws and legislature around Climate Change in Uganda.
5:30 AM - Climate Optimist
The Climate Optimist campaign wants to create a positive mindset shift among the general public, to turn the tide towards climate optimism, and to make it the new normal. Follow their social handles throughout the day for inspiring messaging.
Organized by The Climate Group [Twitter: @ClimateOptimism, @ClimateGroup; Facebook: @climateoptimist; Instagram: @climateoptimist]
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM - ASEAN + Climate Action
ASEAN Impact Challenge is a regional program to discover innovators and entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through cross-sector partnerships and scaling disruptive innovations. This Twitter chat will bring together the finalists of the challenge.
Organized by Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur [@ImpactASEAN]
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM - One Young World Ambassadors
One Young World will share compelling stories (in the form of videos and infographics) from young leaders who are creating solutions to climate change and taking climate action around the world.
Organized by One Young World [@OneYoungWorld]
9:00 AM - Instagram Story Youth Takeover
The two young founders of Europe on Four Wheels will be taking over UNICEF’s Instagram account to inspire young people to take climate action. They are currently bicycling across Europe to bring awareness to climate change.
Organized by the UNICEF [@UNICEF]
9:00 AM - Climate Comic Contest Global
Vote UNICEF has launched a contest where young people have submitted superheroes combating climate change for a chance to publish their own comic. The superheroes of the selected finalists are up for a global vote on the campaign website from November 6th-17th. UNICEF can provide a social media pack with visual assets and copy.
Organized by the UNICEF [@UNICEF]
9:00 AM – 11:59 PM - Mission Blue Activation
We’ll have an Instagram Story with a couple ocean pictures, talking about how Hope Spots (marine protected areas) mitigate climate change. We’ll have a get involved CTA and include both MB’s Hope Spots link and the Connect4Climate link, as well as #Uniting4Climate.
Organized by Mission Blue [@mission_blue]
10:00 AM - Feature story – A Small Island Country Steps Forward to Unite the World Behind Climate Action
A feature story on how the World Bank Group is ramping up action around key focus areas such as mobilizing climate finance and supporting vulnerable countries in building resilience to climate impacts.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM - VR film: Our Home, Our People
The COP23 Presidency and the World Bank will launch a 360 interactive video on social media highlighting efforts in Fiji to combat climate change as part of the united effort around the world.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Facebook Live: Uniting for Climate Action Campaign
A live discussion from COP23 in Bonn on the “Uniting for Climate Action” campaign with representatives from Fiji, Germany and other partners. Fijian Minister Seruiratu will respond to questions asked by youth from the Pacific region for World Bank Group Pavilion opening.
10:30 AM - Hyperactivate: Digital Mosaic
The COP23 Presidency will launch the Hyperactivate digital mosaic that will aggregate social media messages using the #Uniting4Climate hashtag. The messages will form an image depicting the traditional Fijian Drua, symbolizing the grand coalition coming together in one canoe to take climate action.
Organized by the COP23 Presidency [@COP23, Facebook/Instagram: @cop23fj]
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM - #Uniting4Climate Twitter Chat
SocialGood Ghana will lead community engagement on Twitter concerning climate change awareness.
Organized by SocialGood Ghana [@SocialGoodGhana]
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM - #Uniting4Climate Twitter Dialogue
The Green Hope Foundation will host a panel discussion on Twitter.
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM - Ecopreneurs, Ecosystems and Cities: Implementing the Paris Agreement & SDGs through Sustainable Businesses and Networks
2 weeks after the 2017 Global Week of Green Business and the Climate Movement (ECO4CLIM17, October 16-22, eco4clim17.ecopreneurs4climate.org), climate organizers from around the world will join forces once again for the #Uniting4Climate Global Digital Surge Day during COP23‘s inaugural day. Via Facebook Live events, organizers will chat with climate-championing ecopreneurs and key partners; focusing on their contributions to the Paris Agreement & UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how supportive ecosystems of stakeholders and resources, and networks of cities act as key levers to scale up impact.
Organized by Ecoproneurs for the Climate [@ECO4CLIM, #ECO4CLIM17]
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Carbon Pricing Digital Time Capsule Highlight Reel
Our Climate students are collecting stories about that why carbon pricing is an important solution to preserving some of the most dear things in their lives and why we must #ActOnClimate. We are making a highlight reel video of some of the stories.
Organized by Our Climate [@ourclimateus, #PutAPriceOnIt]
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM - Clients for Climate
The CAA Foundation will share CAA clients who have been active advocates fighting climate change, with shout-outs around some of their specific actions in 2017.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM - Climate Change Awareness in Nigeria
SustyVibes will take to Twitter to share simple information on climate change to help citizens make better choices.
Organized by SustyVibes [@sustyvibes]
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM - 100 Solutions in 100 Minutes: 100 Cases of City Climate Action
Sustainia will share 100 innovative solutions from cities around the world – in just 100 minutes! By presenting some of the best examples of urban climate action in their Cities100 reports, they will show how cities are not only taking climate action, but are leading the fight against climate change.
Organized by Sustainia [@Sustainia, #Cities100 #GOexplorer]
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM - 360° Live
The Fair Observer will hold a Facebook Live that will examine the immense impact of climate change on the daily lives of people from Beijing to the Bay Area. Their Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief Atul Singh will be speaking.
Organized by Fair Observer [Facebook: @FairObserver]
2:00 PM - Infographic: Climate Action Since Trump’s Election
Climate Nexus will produce an infographic with a timeline of events demonstrating global commitment to climate action since the election of President Trump in November 2016.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Cities4Climate
Cities will share how they are committing to the Paris Agreement and climate action.
Organized by C40 Cities [#Cities4Climate, #Deadline2020]
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM - Cities Uniting for Climate
This Twitter Chat will follow a question and answer format, exploring and engaging how cities are vulnerable to climate change, which cities are taking bold action on climate change, examples of innovative city level solutions to climate change, how cities can better collaborate and share knowledge/resources/solutions to accelerate climate action and will call on participants to share their messages to leaders at the UNFCCC COP23.
Organized by Green Africa Directory [@GreenAfricaDir]
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM - Connected by The Sun – A Global Solar-Powered Sunrise
COP reminds us that we are all a part of our planet’s problems, but that we can also find solutions to climate challenges. Every choice we make, every day can be a ‘little solution’ that combats climate change. We can all be climate activists, and we need to take action! Together we raise our Little Suns in a solar-powered sunrise as a symbol for the right to sustainable energy access for all.
Organized by Little Sun [Facebook: @ilovelittlesun, Twitter: @LittleSun, Instagram: littlesungenergy]
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM - Businesses Take Climate Action
The private sector is among the leaders of the climate movement. This chat will explore how companies around the world are standing up for our planet.
Organized by @plus_socialgood
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM - #EyeOnClimate Instagram Story
UN Foundation and Climasphere will share compelling photos of climate impacts and solutions submitted by users from around the world to elevate the urgency for bold climate action.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Engaging People: For Our Planet Through Creative and Sensory Initiatives
One hour of live discussion showcasing ways to use the creative arts and sensory experiences to inform and inspire people who might otherwise not engage on behalf of our planet. Our hope is to inspire others to devise their own innovative approaches for engagement with audiences who aren’t moved to action through traditional methods of outreach. We will illustrate this discussion with film shorts from our annual International Films for the Forest competition, sounds from our Rainforest Listening Initiative, and an overview of a convening event, World Rainforest Day.