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Climate change keeping you up at night?

Today, the UN Development Programme uploaded a series of 17 tweets, giving readers five practical actions to tackle climate change. We thought they were so great, we put them into one long mesage here. We'd highlight 5.

If climate change keeps you up at night, and you don’t know how to make a difference, here is a list of actions that will be more impactful than you might expect. A long but essential thread. 1/17

Facts first: The climate crisis has the potential to irreversibly change our futures. We have a short window of time to collectively take the urgent action necessary to limit the average global temperature rise to 1.5 °C. 2/17

Just like you, many people around the world are demanding urgent action from their leaders. But progress can be slow and inconsistent. To make sure that change happens at a fast pace, we must stay engaged. Here are 5 suggestions to help you do that. 3/17

1. Amplify voices. Look up and follow climate scientists and activists, and amplify their voices. If you find valuable content that is not available in your local language, consider translating it to help increase access to resources and information. 4/17

2. Become an advocate. Stay informed about climate change, become an advocate, and educate those around you. You can start small by talking to your family, friends, or neighbors. Help them understand that the climate crisis is happening now and it affects us all. 5/17

(If you don’t know how to access current and factual information, at the end of this thread there will be 6 sources for you to check, share and bookmark.) 6/17

3. Join a movement. Many countries are still not taking adequate action to respond to the climate crisis. Joining a movement can help our voices to be heard better. You can even start your own movement by registering your own climate rally here: 7/17

Petition your elected officials. We’ve all heard that to protect our planet we must eat less meat and dairy, cut back on flying, and reduce our waste. And while all those things are important, they are nowhere near enough. 8/17

To avert climate breakdown, we need political solutions. Remember that elected officials and governments are accountable to you and it is your right to demand immediate action from them. 9/17

4. Get in touch with decision-makers: call your local representative and express your concern about the climate crisis and your expectations from them. Better yet, submit your video to the #DearWorldLeaders campaign and make your voice heard. 10/17

5. Support civil society. Civil society and grassroots organizations are on the frontlines of climate action. Their work is essential, but they often lack adequate support. Consider supporting them through donations or volunteering. Every little bit helps. 11/17

This climate crisis demands a response from all of us. What we do now will decide our future. If you want to learn more, here are a few resources to follow and bookmark. 12/17

* The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. & @IPCC_CH 13/17

* United Nations Climate Action

* @UN National Centers for Environmental Information: It is one of the largest archives of atmospheric, coastal, geophysical, and oceanic research in the world. &


* Mission 1.5: An educational game on climate change.

* The Peoples’ Climate Vote: Largest climate change survey in history. 15/17

* And finally, Climate Promise. @UNDP’s flagship initiative: 16/17

Thank you for reading, for caring & for doing your part! Help us share this thread with others and get more people to take action so we can build a safer world and protect all that we love. 17/17

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