December 16 2014
In Lima, Connect4Climate supported several high-level sessions at COP 20. With a range of key decisions agreed and action-agendas launched, including on how to better scale up and finance adaptation, alongside actions on forests and education the world looks ahead.
December 15 2014
Two young filmmakers from Cordoba, Argentina, won the Action4Climate competition with the short film “The Violin Player” that shows the need for climateaction. The Argentinian film director Pablo Trapero was a member of the jury that selected the animated short as the winner. It was also shown on the giant screens in New York City's Times Square.
December 15 2014
Dos jóvenes cordobeses ganaron el concurso Action4climate, organizado por el Banco Mundial, con el corto “El Violinista” que muestra algunos de los efectos del cambio climático. El director de cine argentino Pablo Trapero – miembro del jurado - elogió la animación que también se proyectó en las pantallas de Times Square, en la ciudad de Nueva York.
December 12 2014
It’s hard to believe that the world has been without Nelson Mandela for more than a year. We remember him for his leadership, his wisdom and his ability to bring people together. His legacy inspires me to help advance the global movement for climate action.
December 10 2014
Millions forced from their homes due to the impacts of climate change have no recognition or protection
December 05 2014
As the world discusses climate change at the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima we remember Nelson Mandela for his leadership: "Let Us Stand Together to Make Our World a Sustainable Source for Our Future."
December 04 2014
Action4Climate films on climate change are featured for a a week across sub-Saharan Africa on AfriDocs
December 02 2014
Connect4Climate is traveling to Lima to bring youth climate stories to COP20 to remind decision makers that they need to be ambitious and act quickly .
November 25 2014
Sustainable grocer Danielle Vogel on why she works towards climate change progress by supporting good food and small businesses.
November 24 2014
New "Turn Down the Heat" report explores the risks worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions and highlights that globally, warming of close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times is already locked into Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. We can act now to deal with the impacts, which will particularly affect the poor, and transition to a low carbon future by putting a robust price on carbon, phase out harmful subsidies, accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency, implement climate-smart agriculture and build low-carbon resilient cities.
November 17 2014
Sport matters to us. Most of the world passionately follows sport, whether it’s football, baseball, cycling, tennis, or the athletes competing at the Olympics. Climate change also matters to us.
November 13 2014
The Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahara and Sahel (GGWSSI) – Africa’s flagship initiative in fighting poverty, climate change and natural resource degradation – has launched a dedicated online knowledge platform.
November 08 2014
Youth films and actionable solutions to climate change were celebrated at the Sustainia Awards Ceremony.
October 30 2014
The Action4Climate jury has reached its final decision. Watch the winning films and learn more about the entries.
October 28 2014
Ensuring that the business case for sustainability is on the agenda in the lead up to COP21 in Paris 2015
October 09 2014
On October 15th, get your popcorn and join Action4Climate filmmakers at the Chicago International Film Festival, where six of the Action4Climate films will be shown.
October 02 2014
A 15 second video emphasizing the World Bank Group's call to #TakeOn climate change to end poverty is being shown at airports around the US.
October 01 2014
Katharina Hone, Climate Change Programme Manager for DiploFoundation, explains why climate communication is about people, people, and people--and why we need more of it.
September 26 2014
On September 21st, from Manhattan to Melbourne, more than half a million people took to the streets to demand that world leaders make ambitious commitments to address the climate crisis. See some of the highlights
September 26 2014
Action4Climate filmmakers contributed their footage to a moving presentation by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner of her poem “Dear Matefele Peinam” at the opening of the UN Climate Summit, which triggered a standing ovation in the UN General Assembly.
September 24 2014
Connect4Climate's Ivan Bruce on why green infrastructure should be thought of as an integrated approach to city planning
September 23 2014
More than 100 world leaders gathered in New York on Tuesday for the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday. Some heads of state touted what their countries are doing to combat climate change and made promises for the future. Mashable put up a few highlights on a world map.
September 23 2014
Carbon pricing helps lower overall emissions while giving businesses the flexibility to find their own most efficient solutions. China leads a list of 73 countries, 22 states, provinces and cities, and over 1,000 businesses and investors who signaled their support for carbon pricing ahead of the UN Climate Leadership Summit. Together, the governments represent 54 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 52 percent of global GDP.
September 22 2014
In this guest post, journalist Peter Kahare advocates for the voices of small scale farmers to be heard at climate talks.
September 21 2014
Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, tells the youth that this is their time for climate action.
September 19 2014
As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosts the UN Climate Summit in New York, various groups will converge in the city to find solutions and demand action.
September 10 2014
Connect4Climate joins football stars at the Interreligious Match for Peace, organized by Pope Francis.
September 09 2014
Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo, explains why it is so important to put a price on carbon considering the impact climate change will have on mankind's existence.
September 05 2014
With housing contributing 27% of the UK's carbon emissions, the sector is key to stopping climate change. Find out how SuperHomes inspires efficient households.
September 04 2014
Prior to the UN Climate Summit, cultural leaders will join Al Gore in a 24-hour broadcast to highlight climate solutions and encourage viewers to dedicate a day to climate action.
August 27 2014
Connect4Climate works with the the Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) to address climate concerns in the film industry.
August 23 2014
Connect4Climate supports top football stars and Pope Francis to raise awareness on embracing peace, tackling inequality and poverty, and acting on climate change.
August 19 2014
Stong support for climate awareness and action as Showtime’s “Years Of Living Dangerously” win the top Creative Arts Emmy award, “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series”. See the response on Twitter.
August 19 2014
Kehkashan Basu explains how Green Hope UAE uses innovative teaching to spread climate change awareness and encourage children and youth to share their climate actions on the Tree of Hope.
August 15 2014
Green infrastructure to help cities mitigate climate impacts and build resilience - an example from DC water where the value of wastewater is harnessed.
August 11 2014
Emily Wilkinson describes the steps South American countries have taken to prepare for El Niño, and what still needs to be done.
August 05 2014
Summary of the 17 June UNCCD global observance of World Day to Combat Desertification (2014WDCD) at the World Bank. High-profile leaders and experts discussed the human factors fueling ecosystem degradation and solutions to desertification under the slogan "Land belongs to the future - let's climate proof it."
August 02 2014
Share a short video explaining what you do to protect the environment and tackle climate change.
July 24 2014
Action4Climate youth documentaries are presented on Times Square, from 22 July until 29 July 2014. What's your #Action4Climate?
July 18 2014
Browse climate films from around the world with our new interactive Action4Climate map!
July 10 2014
Celebrating action to tackle desertifiaction at the World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event organsied by the UN Convention to Combat Desertifiaction and hosted by the World Bank in partnership with GEF, TerrAfrica and Connect4Climate
July 07 2014
A new report by the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN) argues that language built on people’s shared sense of national identity can create a common commitment to action, providing an important strategy for overcoming the political and attitudinal divides around climate change.
June 26 2014
Densely populated and low-lying, Bangladesh is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. A new short film explores how people are coping with rising sea levels and erratic weather.
June 11 2014
The urban environment is recognised as the space where development challenges and solutions meet.
June 09 2014
Participatory side-event to the UNFCCC Climate Talks in Bonn to discuss effective communication on climate change to inspiring climate action. June 11, 18:30-20:00, Metro Room.
Knowledge4Climate Action: Proceedings and Recommendations from Be The Movement, An International Workshop
June 05 2014
During the 2013 UN climate talks, Connect4Climate and the University of Warsaw co-hosted Be the Movement, a workshop to develop strategies for expanding and strengthening the global climate change movement. Knowledge4Climate Action reports the proceedings and recommendations developed by climate change activists, youth and concerned professionals.
May 27 2014
Montgomery College student, Nadia Palacios realizes she can be part of the solution to the climate challenge.
May 16 2014
C4C is going to Cannes to announce its new competition and screen Action4Climate documentaries by youth around the world.
May 14 2014
The three-day festival is an encouraging example of citizens coming together to take ownership of the climate challenge.
May 09 2014
Victoria’s mom loves dancing, card games, singing and playing the ukulele. Without urgent climate action, her homeland, the island nation of Kiribati, will disappear in the next 30 – 50 years.
May 05 2014
At Cittadinanza in Festa, Malian music sensation Rokia Traoré was celebrated for her commitment to supporting climate change initiatives around the world.
May 02 2014
A 10-person expert panel participated in a lively online discussion on the Guardian Development Professionals Network delivered interesting insights into the world’s growing problem with waste.
May 01 2014
Connect4Climate joins Cittadinanzattiva (Active Citizenship) from 2-4 May for three days of inspiration and action on waste and sustainability. Special guest is world music sensation and Connect4Climate Global Leader Rokia Traoré
April 29 2014
According to the World Bank report What a Waste, cities across the world generate approximately 1.3 billion tons of solid waste per year, and that number is expected to triple by 2100. Join us to find solutions.
April 24 2014
Connect4Climate junta-se à equipa de sustentabilidade da Sony Pictures Entertainment e à Universidade Federal Fulminense no Projeto Crackle Green, para inspirar jovens cineastas
April 24 2014
Connect4Climate joins Sony Pictures Entertainment's Sustainability Team, Crackle’s Cinema Green Project, Fluminense Federal University to empower young filmmakers in Brazil and worldwide.
April 22 2014
The message is clear, from more than 230 submissions from 70 countries around the world youth are calling for climate action. See the Action4Climate trailer.
April 21 2014
"Climate change has never been a topic on the tongues of the students of Saudi Arabia," says Suleiman Khan, who attended the Special Preview Screening of Years of Living Dangerously. "I left the World Bank a new person. I left with a new purpose in life. I left with a cause."
April 17 2014
The Situation: Greenhouse gas emissions have grown more rapidly between 2000-2010 than in any previous decade. If we want to stabilise emissions and address climate change we need strong action now.
April 12 2014
A Special Preview of the documentary mini-series Years of Living Dangerously and Discussion on Climate Change was arranged by Connect4Climate. “I hope the stories here will be a wake-up call” - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
April 07 2014
VIP screening of Showtime’s new documentary mini-series Years of Living Dangerously and panel discussion will highlight the challenges posed by climate change. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the event, followed by a panel discussion with Climate Change Group Vice President Rachel Kyte, New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman and leading global conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan.
April 04 2014
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to launch their Working Paper Close to home: Subnational strategies for climate compatible development by Barbara Anton, Ali Cambray, Mairi Dupar and Astrid Westerlind-Wigstroem with Elizabeth Gogoi.
March 31 2014
We should be leaders for action on climate change, we should not have to prepare for the worst. Rachel Kyte gives her take on the latest report by the IPCC.
March 26 2014
Connect4Climate's new intern, Carolina Forjaz Trigueiros, shares her thoughts on Action4Climate.
March 17 2014
The 2degrees Network shows how fully-linked cooperation can help reduce carbon footprints in the private sector. Here are 8 non-technology lessons that are critical to making fully-linked collaboration work within a supply chain.
March 04 2014
Influential and creative filmmakers brought together to discuss and commit to spreading awareness on climate change.
February 20 2014
Connect4Climate and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea announces new sustainable fashion initiatives
February 16 2014
See what the jury of the Action4Climate Documentary Film Competition have to say about climate change and the competition. Join the movement, enter your film now!
January 23 2014
The Sustainability Co-Op's Laurèn DeMates explains how green and climate bonds are supporting the transition to a green economy.
January 23 2014
Visualising A Warming World maps designed by Laura Canali are showcased in the UNESCO publication "Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists"
January 15 2014
Videos of all the great speeches and presentations from the Be The Movement Workshop.
December 23 2013
Directors Retreat Workshop at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival
December 13 2013
More than 500 participants attended Be The Movement, a workshop co-sponsored by Connect4Climate and the University of Warsaw in parallel with COP19. The focus of the workshop, which reaches an online audience of more than 300,000, was to identify new strategies to expand action on climate change. The dominant outcome was that each person can make a difference when it comes to climate change – this was expressed through the workgroups, the diverse presentations from NGOs, private sector, and international organisations and the keynote addresses.
December 12 2013
Youth Pledge at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in parallel to the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw
December 10 2013
Full transcript of the speech given by Rachel Kyte, Vice President of the Sustainable Development Network at the World Bank Group, at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in Warsaw, 20 November 2013.
December 05 2013
The Connect4Climate Be The Movement workshop brought together some great speakers and influential climate change movement makers to discuss ways on How to advance the global climate change movement. See quotes and biographies of the participants in alphabetical order.
December 03 2013
Nathan Davine's project is called Retrash, a book with a simple goal – to inspire the world to rethink waste, and in turn create positive social change in better spending habits.
December 02 2013
The private sector has a huge responsibility in working to slow climate change, but what’s its role in developing policies?
November 19 2013
On the 14 November Connect4Climate hosted a live chat on the Guardian Climate Change Hub. The topic was “how to build a global coalition to end climate change” and the outcomes of this are to be used in the Be The Movement workshop tomorrow at the University of Warsaw in parallel to COP19.
November 18 2013
Connor Botkin lay out 8 humorous and compelling reasons for using alternative transport. When deciding on ride options, remember to think climate smart!
November 07 2013
When our YouTube video on climate change reached 10,000 views, we had to catch our breath! Arguably, it had become the most popular video made by US university students majoring in sociology. And we ourselves had gone from apathy to glorious success. Here is our story
October 29 2013
The solution is designing livable, low-carbon and resilient cities. See how planning and financing can get your city there.
October 23 2013
Looking at a world with climate change through the creations of Laura Canali
October 17 2013
More than 8000 visitors came to the Build The Change workshops, including 4000 children and professionals from the EcoCity2013 conference. A giant EcoCity was built, covering more than 40 square meters.
October 16 2013
Max Thabiso Edkins tackles climate change denial comments posted under a Connect4Climate iChange video
October 09 2013
Patricia Downie and Henry Ertl share their experience of the Right Here Right Now event and how a video they made on the event can inspire climate change action. It was a night that changed them for ever.
September 26 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on Friday.
September 26 2013
Learn what Arctic climate research is really like, from Dr. Kathryn Adamson and Tim Lane.
September 23 2013
The Social Good Brazil Seminar in São Paulo, transmitted online via livestream on the 24th September, will discuss the global movement that promotes the use of technology and social media for social change in Brazil.
September 17 2013
Connect4Climate will be present at EcoCity2013 in a number of ways, from leading the global "LEGO® Build the Change" challenge, to documenting the LEGO® Build the Change workshops, to participating in the summit and showcasing previous Connect4Climate winners.
September 09 2013
The winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition have all received their prizes and certificates. Here are some pictures of the winners with their prizes:
August 20 2013
CIRCLE-2 is focused on the interface between Climate Change science and policy. Through the promotion of networking activities it aims to maximise the degree to which research outcomes address both national and European climate policy needs.
August 14 2013
Is there going to be left a habitable place for posterity and generations to come?
July 26 2013
The Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity partners with Italy’s Ministry of Environment to create sustainability manifesto.
July 22 2013
2 cyclists; one tandem bike; 66 days and 40 cities across the USA - the goal: to raise awareness on climate change.
July 11 2013
Stephon Gabriel won the Voices4Climate Music Video category with "A Changing World." It is the changing world we are living in that lead this 21-years old entrepreneur to try to inspire others to rise up against climate change.
July 02 2013
With the right information, young people can become brilliant campaigners. So how do you get them involved?
June 28 2013
I'm inspired, I feel the climate movement is about to take off, let's join forces to tackle climate change.
June 19 2013
What will our world look like in 30 years without concerted action on climate change? A new report from the World Bank paints a stark picture and reminds us that there is still time to act.
June 14 2013
Video Blog by Connor Botkin and Marco Arena, Connect4Climate iChange Competition Finalists. They report on the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, June 2013.