Malta joins EU push for Guinness World Record

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Malta is taking part in the European Climate Pact Day of Action on June 29, officially launching a drive to reach 141,000 pledges and smashing a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of climate promises recorded in a month.

A grassroots initiative, the Climate Pact is empowering EU citizens to act for the planet and build a more sustainable Europe for everyone. The event will be addressed by the Executive Vice-President European Commission Frans Timmermans in an interactive discussion between 9:15 and 11:00, livestreamed on facebook.com/climatepactdayofactionmalta.

Inaugurated in December last year, the Climate Pact encourages people and organisations to take pledges for climate action, whether small steps or bold projects. Within the first six months since launch, the Climate Pact received almost 1,000 applications from individuals and organisations to become ambassadors of the initiative.

The drive inspires practical changes in behaviours that bring a significant shift at a national and EU level. Every day individuals make hundreds of choices about how we produce, consume, move, or cool their houses, and the Climate Pact unites everyone’s pledge to be more responsible and sustainable into real impact.

Discussing the vision of the Climate Pact, Commissioner Timmermans said everyone can chip in for a more sustainable future. “The climate crisis already impacts every one of us in our daily lives. The good news is we all can help do something about it. Because fighting this crisis is not just about setting targets, changing legislation, and making investments.”

He said that ambassadors provide inspiration for the small and big changes that individuals can make: “Together, we can have a massive impact and I therefore invite everyone to join us.”

Part of the European Green Deal, the Climate Pact is a strategic project in the EU’s ambition to become the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050. By combining policy with support for individual action, member states can work together towards limiting the impacts on the climate.

The Climate Pact Day of Action activities can be followed live on facebook.com/events/496916921634130/?ref=newsfeed.