The Guardian Live Q&A: How can culture and sport inspire action?
22/01/2015 People’s Climate March in London, September 2014
Last year hundreds of thousands of people across 150 countries rallied together for the biggest call-to-action on climate change, dubbed the People’s Climate March. There were major announcements by the EU, the US and China, and the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru meant negotiations were kept on track. The key now is to maintain this momentum for the hugely anticipated Cop 21 climate talks in Paris.
Ban Ki-moon stated last week that ours is the last generation that “can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change”. It is clear there is no better time to encourage new voices to enter the discussion.
The Guardian will be holding a live Q&A on how influential figures in the worlds of sport, film, music, art and fashion have used their status to raise concerns about issues important to them. They will be asking – How can these diverse sections of society be used to encourage people to take action on climate change? Even more crucially – can a photograph, film or song go beyond raising awareness and inspire behaviour change?
Today from 1-3pm GMT, join an expert panel to discuss these questions and more.
The live chat is not video or audio-enabled but will take place in the comments section on the guardian website. Follow the discussion using the hashtag #globaldevlive.