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UN Climate Change Conference begins
Today sees the beginning of a United Nations conference in Paris where world leaders will meet to agree a new global climate deal. This deal needs to be ambitious and fair to limit greenhouse gas emissions and protect the most vulnerable. We are in a stronger place for these talks than ever before. Not only is the world growing…Read More
The global celebrations so far!
The switch-offs for Earth Hour are sweeping across the world as we speak – and we’ve even had a special shout out from space! Here are some of our favourite photos from celebrations across the world so far – but you can keep an eye on all the live updates here. Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, from the International Space Station…Read More
United Nation’s support message for Earth Hour 2012
See the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon’s support message for Earth Hour 2012 on 31 March. “By acting together today, we can power a brighter tomorrow. The United Nations is strongly behind this cause. From Earth Hour to Rio+20. Let us build the future we want.” The 2012 global UN Conference on Sustainable…Read More
10 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about climate change
Ever feel confused by all this talk of climate change? Ahead of next Monday, when world leaders will meet at the Paris Climate Talks, we’ve pulled together some of those basic questions you might be too embarrassed to ask. What is climate change? The Earth’s surface temperature is warming, meaning that weather patterns and ecosystems…Read More
Timex Hour of Power
Timex has been a global leader in watchmaking for over 160 years. This year they’re leading the way once again by supporting Earth Hour 2015. Timex have built a beautiful Earth Hour count down microsite so there’s no chance you will miss this year’s big switch off! Upload a picture, pledge an action that will have a…Read More
What are sustainable development goals (SDGs)?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators being set this week that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. They’re ambitious aims for countries to create a world that is fairer, more prosperous for all, and more…Read More
Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy blogs on why he’s backing Earth Hour
In the latest in our series of exclusive blogs from the Scottish party leaders, Jim Murphy MP explains why Earth Hour isn’t just about turning off the lights, and why we should all go beyond the hour to act on climate change. Read his full blog here.Read More
Earth Hour – what we achieved together
2015 was another brilliant year for Earth Hour across the UK. 20% of the UK public – that’s an amazing 10.4 million people – joined us in taking part in Earth Hour, either by attending an event or switching off the lights at home, with 26,000 of you sharing your plans on our interactive map (nfp Synergy 2015). Our brilliant supporters…Read More
Earth Hour 2015 Official Video Launch!
The countdown to Earth Hour begins today as the brand new official Earth Hour 2015 global video, featuring Bastille, launches worldwide. Watch the video here! And please don’t forget to share, here are some tweets to get your started: The countdown to #EarthHourUK begins! Watch the brand NEW official @earthhour 2015 video feat. Bastille: http://po.st/YDcdsJ…Read More