Right Climate to Change - Climate Diplomacy Week 2021
The European Union Delegation to Turkey is inviting you to join its
2021 Climate Diplomacy Campaign!
It is time to raise our voice and change our daily habits to tackle climate change.
This year we say “It is the right climate to change” and we call everyone to add their name under the motto “Count me in” and help save our planet from the effects of global warming.
We are delighted to announce our campaign at a time when Turkey ratified the Paris Agreement, an international pledge to build a greener future.
During the EU Delegation’s Climate Diplomacy Campaign, we will take action and clean up a beach in Gumbet, Bodrum on 22 October at 15.00. You can join us by doing the same in the nearest beach or water source where you live. Please don't forget to share your pictures on your social media accounts using the hashtags of this year: #ItIsRightClimateToChange and #CountMeIn.
Throughout the campaign we will focus on how we can change ourselves so that climate would not. From reducing plastic waste to choosing greener transport options, from making right consumption choices to purchasing environmental friendly appliances, there are numerous things we can achieve to protect our world.
Our social media messages will be full of some useful information to raise awareness and will call on everyone to take action against climate change.
It is indeed, the right time to change! The latest data from extensive research show unprecedented degradation in the world's climate. Global warming is causing increased, and in some cases irreversible changes to rainfall patterns, oceans and winds in all regions of the world.
For Europe, we have experienced an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, including marine heatwaves. According to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a 2°C increase in temperature will have critical detrimental effect on nature and people.
Wildfires across Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts claimed lives of people and animals, left locals homeless and destroyed the forests in the region.
Our world is resilient and what we lost can be brought back. But for this, it needs our help.
The European Union makes ground-breaking changes in its budget to be the leader in the fight against climate change.
It has adopted ambitious legislation across multiple policy areas to implement its international commitments on climate change. EU countries have set binding emission targets for key sectors of the economy to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It will spent 30% of its 2021-2027 budget to fight climate change and aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 – an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Union has more than 450 million inhabitants. But climate change affects every single one of the 7.5 billion people living on our planet. And it makes no distinction based on borders. This is why the European Union is determined to use its position to lead global action on climate.
The future begins now. Join us to raise awareness about climate change and demonstrate how we can save the world’s future together.
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