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26th February 2016

Sharan Burrow: What the Paris Agreement #Means4Me

In 2015 the world came together and made a historic agreement to fight climate change. For ITUC General Secretary and B Leader Sharan Burrow the Paris Agreement is inextricably intertwined with another historic agreement adopted in 2015: the new Sustainable Development goals. Taken together these two agreements will chart a course for a zero-carbon, zero-poverty world.

In 2016 comes the work of implementing these agreements, and driving a just, inclusive transition to the new energy economy. This will only be successful if everyone fully supports it and helps bring it to lifeā€”from national, regional and local leaders; from investors and businesses to citizens who desire to live in a safe and prosperous world, and who want to actively shape that world.

This is why the UNFCCC is asking everyone to share what the Paris Agreement means for them. Share your own video with what the Paris Agreement means to you and upload it to social media with the #Means4Me. Find out more about the campaign here.