Taking Action on Climate Change: #NPTechChat on How Tech Can Save the World

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Join @TechSoup, @UNFoundation, @Climasphere, @GlobalDaily, @plus_socialgood and the #EarthToParis coalition for the October #NPTechChat Twitter chat on innovative solutions to help mitigate and stop climate change.

This December, world leaders are gathering in Paris for a landmark convening to complete a new global climate agreement – an extraordinary opportunity for the international community to rise to meet the threat of climate change. To achieve a world where everyone lives with dignity and opportunity – a vision leaders embraced in the global goals for sustainable development – we must take strong action on climate change.

Everyone has a role to play. As governments convene for the conference, civil society groups, businesses, exports, innovators and citizens will also gather to share climate solutions and to let leaders know that we care about the outcome of Paris. How is technology being used to measure and address climate change?  What are some of the innovative solutions being brought to the table? How can we use new media to urge world leaders to commit to action?

A TechSoup Global project, #NPTechChat is a new monthly Twitter-chat series for social change activists that focuses on reducing barriers and increasing impact using technology around the globe brought to you with our partners at +SocialGood. We are excited to partner with #EarthToParis to help raise the profile, volume, and level of discussion and action in the drumbeat up to the COP21 in Paris.

Join us for this live Twitter chat on November 3, 2015 at 7:00 am PT, 10:00 am ET, 4:00 pm Johannesburg (UTC+2), 7:30 pm New Delhi (UTC+5.5).

Tune in by following along at #NPTechChat.

Our conversation will travel around the world, focusing on the unique challenges faced by different regions and sharing what we can all learn from these differences and similarities. Join the conversation on:

  • Why is NOW the time to act on climate?
  • What are the tools we are using to measure and address climate change?
  • What are some of the innovative solutions being brought to the table?
  • How can we use new media to urge world leaders to commit to action?
  • How can we work on an individual and global level to protect our planet?

Participants will include:

Serving 127 countries, TechSoup Global is an international network of 62 NGOs that leverages technology to build nonprofit capacity and help solve social problems locally and globally. @TechSoup

The United Nations Foundation links the United Nation’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations. @UNFoundation

Climasphere.org aggregates up-to-date climate related news and content from sources and organisations across the globe. It hosts expert blogs, engaging and shareable infographics, and facts and materials for the community.  @Climasphere

Global Daily is the online news aggregator that curates and features sourced original content from around the web. Global Daily is actively seeking media partners and bloggers who are interested in the global goals, and is interested in driving traffic to content from various media outlets across the world. @GlobalDaily

+SocialGood has over 40,000 fans, followers, and members, representing over 140 countries. It’s an international community where digital innovators, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, change makers, and global citizens come together to share world-changing ideas and catalyze action. The online community platform empowers the new, connected generation to work together to find, develop, share, and advocate for solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. @plus_socialgood