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Shine a light on climate action

Record participation in Earth Hour 2017 shows the support for climate action is stronger than ever.
Since 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has inspired action among businesses, organizations, governments and hundreds of millions of individuals all over the world to help create a better future.

In Paris in December 2015 world leaders reached a historic climate agreement. Record participation in Earth Hour 2017 showed the support for climate action is stronger than ever.



An unprecedented 187 countries and territories came together to take a stand for climate action. More than 3,000 landmarks switched off their lights and millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward to change climate change.

Online, #EarthHour and related terms generated over 1.1 billion impressions in 24 hours, trending in at least 30 countries worldwide. Many EU decision-makers pledged to take climate action:

 
Earth Hour, March 2017

At 8:30 PM many EU institutions turned off their lights.
What was happening in the rest of Europe? Check out our Earth Hour summary on Storify.

Contact

Audrey Gueudet
Senior Communications & Media Officer 
+32 2 743 88 06
@AudreyGueudet