5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement Celebration – A WV Online Celebration

Contact: Sarah Cross, 304-695-6096, scross@wvrivers.org
Nicole Randall, 310-691-0849, nicole@corazonlatino.us

Facebook Live Broadcast Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement Celebration – A WV Online Celebration
Panel discussion and special performance from WV musical artists

On Saturday, January 9, at 7 p.m. EST, Corazón Latino, Moms Clean Air Force, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, WV Rivers Coalition, Redescubre El Yunque, and the WV Climate Alliance will host a Facebook live event to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. The event will include a panel discussion and a special performance from WV musicians Julie Adams, Josh Barrett, and Ron Sowell.

While climate change continues to cause detriment in West Virginia and around the globe, the United Nations has taken action to slow the damage caused by this phenomenon. In an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the Paris Climate Agreement, an international treaty, was adopted in 2015. Under the Paris Climate Agreement, the world committed to staying “well below” 2 degrees Celsius of warming by the end of the century. To achieve this goal, countries around the world are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the United States officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement last year, many are pushing for a re-entrance.

While this is a live Facebook event, those without a Facebook account can watch through YouTube or at https://tinyurl.com/WVParisCelebration.

The West Virginia Climate Alliance includes the American Friends Service Committee, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Citizens Climate Lobby West Virginia, League of Women Voters of West Virginia, Corazon Latino, Christians for the Mountains, Moms Clean Air Force-West Virginia, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Sierra Club of West Virginia, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, West Virginia Citizen Action Education Fund, West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition.

For more information, please contact Sarah Cross at 304-695-6096 or scross@wvrivers.org or Nicole Randall, 310-691-0849, nicole@corazonlatino.us

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