Tag Archive for 'climate change'

Count Libraries In! Transcript of the COP27 Presentation by Dr. Heba Mohamed Ismail (IFLA Regional Division Committee for MENA)

Read the transcript of the presentation given by Heba Mohamed Ismail during two events focussing on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) at COP27

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #95, think how you can engage your community around climate change

By providing access to information, libraries play a key role in supporting citizenship. They help expose people to ideas and information, encourage curiosity about the world, and provide space for civic activities, such as meetings and debates.

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Take Part in World Environment Day 2022: Build and share your Earth Action Number

On World Environment Day (June 5), the Only One Earth campaign calls “collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet”. This campaign, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and hosted in 2022 by Sweden, is the largest international day focussed on the […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #79: Think about how to green your library

In November of last year, governments made new commitments to reducing emissions in order to limit climate change. While many have suggested that not enough was promised, it will be worse still if even this is not delivered. Crucially, mitigating and adapting to climate change requires work at all levels. […]

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Amplifying Library Stories: How Libraries are Taking Climate Action

In the leadup to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), IFLA asked the Standing Committee of the Environment Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) to share examples of libraries educating, connecting and empowering their communities to take climate action. We were happy to share some guest articles on IFLA’s Policy and Advocacy blog […]

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Guest Article: Climate Change in the Spotlight of RECIDA, the Spanish Network of Green Libraries

In the leadup to COP26, IFLA asked the Standing Committee of the Environment Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) to share examples of libraries educating, connecting and empowering their communities to take climate action. This article gives insight into some actions of the Spanish Network of Green Libraries (RECIDA). 

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Dates for the diary: advocacy moments over the rest of 2021

A key challenge in advocating for libraries is that you can be working across a huge range of issues. Libraries are cultural, educational, scientific, and civic actors, all at once. While this means that there are many situations in which libraries have a relevant contribution to make, it can also […]

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