We’ve been getting questions via email and social media about why the UN’s new climate action bot is only available on Facebook’s “Messenger” platform.
This particular campaign was created with support from Facebook and Grey advertising company and harnesses advances in artificial intelligence to engage people in the growing movement to take climate action.
The launch of the bot was timed to coincide the the UN Climate Conference COP24 being held in Katowice, Poland. The conference is a precursor to the Secretary-General’s planned Climate Summit schedule to take place in September 2019 in New York.
The United Nations works hard to get its multilingual messages out on as many social media platforms as possible. This means that some products and materials are customized for various audiences and platforms in order to better meet the needs of people using those platforms. What one sees on Facebook may not be the same on Twitter or Instagram, for example. At this time, the campaign is available to users in English, Spanish and French.
As time goes on, interactive features like the bot may be rolled out on other platforms and in other languages.
More information is available here: UN launches Facebook Messenger-powered bot to take on climate change
In the short term, here are two other ways to get involved:
Other special social media updates are being shared right here on this blog.
- Official multilingual social media accounts
- Climate action website
- Official conference website
- Special UN News Coverage of COP24