News story: #BackClimateAction tweetathon 2015

By HM Government

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 UK’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction target

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

This year, we’re expanding the tweetathon to run for a week, from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December, to coincide with the first week of the UN’s 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 they’re 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)
  • 12 to 1pm: The science behind climate change (part II) and what do businesses think?
  • 5 to 6pm: How can business help achieve climate goals and what are they doing?

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 Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group – what do businesses want from COP?

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