30 October 2015

Earth League launches social media movement

The Earth league has launched a new social media campaign aimed at building engagement in the lead-up to the Paris climate talks.

Johann Rockstrom shows his support for the campaign with an #EarthStatement selfie. © Stockholm Resilience Institute

Johann Rockstrom shows his support for the campaign with an #EarthStatement selfie. © Stockholm Resilience Institute

The Earth Statement social-media movement, "This is my #EarthStatement,"  was launched today by Earth League Chair Johan Rockström, calling for global support to demand ambitious, equitable and science-based climate action at COP21 in December. This call comes in critical timing exactly 30 days before the Climate Summit in Paris.

The Earth Statement identifies 8 essential elements of climate action that must be agreed upon in Paris to ensure safeguarding of the planet and human development. The campaign calls on citizens and leaders to voice their support, and virtually sign the campaign, through the simple actions of: Sign, selfie, share!

The authors of the Earth Statement, members of the Earth League, which includes IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic, are some the world’s leading climate scientists and economists.  They call on world leaders  to heed the latest scientific research, and the overwhelming support of leading figures from all walks of life, by agreeing to a powerful climate agreement this December in Paris. The Earth Statement has already gathered support from great global leaders and thinkers, from across many key sections of society, such as Al Gore, Russell Brand, and Desmond Tutu. They now call on your support to join this global movement for real climate action.

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The Earth League

The Earth League is a self-organized network of scientific entities consisting of representatives from 18 institutions from both hemispheres, as well as both developed and developing countries.
 
IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic are founding members of the Earth League, an alliance composed of leading scientists and institutions who deal with planetary processes and sustainability. 


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