Since 2018 the Press Club Brussels Europe is holding the Presidency of the International Association of Press Clubs.
In the framework of this Presidency we invited the Press Clubs around the world to join the World Press Clubs Alliance for Climate. This communication platform was created to promote positive climate actions and initiatives to journalists and media worldwide in order for them to inspire their audiences to take action.
On the 23rd of October, the Alliance organised the 24 Hours for Climate event to mark the launch of the platform.
During 24 hours non-stop, videos of innovations and solutions were presented during press conferences at press clubs from around the world, starting at the Tonga Island to Alaska through Papua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Argentina… Thanks to this first ever 24 hours non-stop press conference more than 193.000 people discovered the presented innovations and solutions.
I would first like to thank the Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen for her involvement in this initiative permitting to highlight remarkable sustainable initiatives supported by the European Union in 8 African countries.
I also wish to thank the main partners of this initiative the European Climate Foundation, the Brussels Capital Region, the City of Brussels and Facebook for their active support.
Finally, I would like to thank all the Press Club partners, their members and presidents for their participation and I already invite them to join us in the fall of 2021 for the second edition of the 24 Hours for Climate.
Climate change affects us all. We will continue to offer those who develop real solutions the opportunity to reach audiences around the world to inspire them to take action.