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UN Climate Talks LIVE Will Gather and Analyze the Global Twitter Conversation Around the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech

(Bonn, 26 October 2016) The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has today announced a new online platform to allow observers to watch key parts of the global social media conversation around the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP 22, 7 – 18 November).

The corresponding widget can now be downloaded now free of charge and embedded on websites of news media, bloggers and all interested organizations.

The platform, dubbed UN Climate Talks LIVE, produced in collaboration with KPMG, will go live on 7 November and will provide live information until the end of the conference on 18 November.

The site will display real-time data on the global Twitter conversation about COP 22. It will gather and visualize worldwide tweets, showing visitors the top Tweeters, key trends in the conversation as they happen and insightful analytics.

In 2015, UN Climate Talks LIVE for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) attracted over 1.2 million visitors and analyzed more than 3.5 million Tweets.

Full details and a widget installation kit are available at www.climatetalkslive.org.

Note to editors

The UN Climate Secretariat asks for your support in raising global awareness for COP 22 and the important work undertaken at the meeting in strengthening the global response to climate change by governments, regions, cities, businesses and investors. You can help us by embedding the UN Climate Talks widget on your own website to give your readers up-to-the-minute access to the global social media conversation on COP 22.

For more information, please contact:

Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson | nnuttall@unfccc.int

+49 228 815 1400 or +49 152 0168 4831 (mobile)

Sarah Marchildon, UNFCCC Communications Officer | smarchildon@unfccc.int | +49 228 815 1065

Dan Di Federico, KPMG: ddifederico@kpmg.ca

About the UNFCCC

With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.

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