UNIC launches 55 Facts about Climate Change & Paris Agreement Social Media Campaign


Earth 1-5Starting on April 1st, 55 facts about climate change and the Paris Agreement will be cross-posted on UNIC Windhoek’s social media pages in order to educate the broader Namibian public about climate change and the Paris Agreement.

The Campaign will run until April 22, Mother Earth Day, at which world powers will go to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Agreement into effect.

The Campaign will utilize the hashtags: #55Facts, #ClimateChange and #ParisAgreement. 55 is an educational number that represents an important part of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

As stated in UNFCC’s Adoption of the Paris Agreement Proposal by the President, “This Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 percent of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.”

Each day, one fact about #ClimateChange and one fact about the #ParisAgreement will be cross-posted on UNIC Windhoek’s social media platforms. Every other day there will be an extra fact in order to fit in 55 facts by the end of the day on April 22. Dynamic videos and photos will also be included in the campaign.

In light of the upcoming event, UNIC Windhoek, envision hosting in partnership with the UNDP Environment Unit, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism  an engaging Climate Change Dialogue targeting, the Namibian youth. The aim of this informative session will be outlining what climate change is, how climate change impacts the world, how climate change impacts Namibia and communities; the importance is of the Paris Agreement, how Namibia is party to this agreement and what the desired outcomes, highlighting the Namibian Government actions and plans for Namibia; what is happening at grassroots level to combat climate change in Namibia, highlighting the environmental projects in communities of UNDP, the Government ; how the Namibian youth could support the initiatives and take action .