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Years of Living Dangerously Launch at World Bank

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.

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Years of Living Dangerously

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.

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Close to home: subnational strategies for climate compatible development

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.

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Climate Action Now: Building Scalable Solutions

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.

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Action4Climate: An opportunity to inspire

March 26 2014

Connect4Climate's new intern, Carolina Forjaz Trigueiros, shares her thoughts on Action4Climate.

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C4C partner 2degrees on fully-linked cooperation

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.

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Connect4Climate Filmmakers Forum on Climate Change

March 04 2014

Influential and creative filmmakers brought together to discuss and commit to spreading awareness on climate change.

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New sustainable fashion initiatives

February 20 2014

Connect4Climate and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea announces new sustainable fashion initiatives

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Action4Climate Support Messages

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!

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All About Green Bonds and Climate Bonds

January 23 2014

The Sustainability Co-Op's Laurèn DeMates explains how green and climate bonds are supporting the transition to a green economy.

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Climate Change in Africa

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"

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Action4Climate: How the International Film Industry Can Contribute to Climate Change Awareness

December 23 2013

Directors Retreat Workshop at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival

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World Bank’s Connect4Climate helps spark new action on Climate Change

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.

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Be The Movement Youth Pledge

December 12 2013

Youth Pledge at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in parallel to the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw

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Rachel Kyte at Be The Movement

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.

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Be The Movement Speakers

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.

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Inspiring Action for Climate Change

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.

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Ensuring Private Sector Responsibility: New Guide Hopes to Limit Anti-Climate Policy Lobbying

December 02 2013

The private sector has a huge responsibility in working to slow climate change, but what’s its role in developing policies?

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Highlights from the Live Chat for Be The Movement

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.

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8 Benefits of Using Alternative Transportation

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!

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From Apathy to 10,000 views

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

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Infographic: Cities offer a unique opportunity to tackle climate change

October 29 2013

The solution is designing livable, low-carbon and resilient cities. See how planning and financing can get your city there.

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Visualising a Warming World

October 23 2013

Looking at a world with climate change through the creations of Laura Canali

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Build The Change Video and Submissions

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.

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Is Climate Change a Myth?

October 16 2013

Max Thabiso Edkins tackles climate change denial comments posted under a Connect4Climate iChange video

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One night that changed my life for ever

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.

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IPCC to Release Most Robust Climate Report Created

September 26 2013

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on Friday.

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Arctic Research in Action

September 26 2013

Learn what Arctic climate research is really like, from Dr. Kathryn Adamson and Tim Lane.

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Social Good Brazil Seminar

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.

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Connect4Climate heading for ECOCITY2013

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.

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Voices4Climate winners receive their prizes

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:

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CIRCLE-2 INFOBASE: Mapping National Adaptation Projects in Europe

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.

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What Kind of Climate Will the Youths Face in the Future?

August 14 2013

Is there going to be left a habitable place for posterity and generations to come? 

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Safeguarding Creation: A New Manifesto for World Youth Day

July 26 2013

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity partners with Italy’s Ministry of Environment to create sustainability manifesto.

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Riding across the USA against climate change

July 22 2013

2 cyclists; one tandem bike; 66 days and 40 cities across the USA - the goal: to raise awareness on climate change.

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“Climate change means the death of the world as we know it”

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.

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How to turn young people into climate change activists

July 02 2013

With the right information, young people can become brilliant campaigners. So how do you get them involved?

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Building the Climate Movement

June 28 2013

I'm inspired, I feel the climate movement is about to take off, let's join forces to tackle climate change.

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Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report

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.

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iChange Finalists at the UNFCCC Conference

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.

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A Thank You from iChange Grand Prize Winner Nadia Asfour

June 11 2013

A guest post by Nadia Asfour, iChange Grand Prize Winner

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iChange Winners

May 23 2013

The five iChange finalists are...

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Spain: Responding to Climate Change

May 14 2013

A guest post by Sven Kallen, Project Leader of LIFE+ The Green Deserts, on climate action and reforestation in Spain.

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From Apathy to Action

May 03 2013

A guest post by University of Maryland student, Jonathan Johnson.

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Connect4Climate at the Cambridge Climate Forum

May 01 2013

Connect4Climate was honored to participate in the 2013 Cambridge Climate Forum.

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iChange New Deadline: 15 May - and Resources for the Competition

April 22 2013

The iChange deadline for entries has been moved to May 15! Download the iChange one pagers in multiple languages and the iChange presentation.

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UMD Students Connect4Climate

April 21 2013

A guest post by University of Maryland student, Benjamin Cutler.

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What You Need to Know About Fighting Climate Change

April 19 2013

Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of Global Call for Climate Action, on what it takes to tackle climate change.

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Connect4Climate and Alcantara Sustainability Panels at Milan Design Week

April 05 2013

From April 9th to 12th, 2013, C4C and Alcantara will co-host the Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New. Watch the discussions live on this page and tweet your comments and quesitons #c4cAlcantara

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Join Connect4Climate for a Live Conversation on Gender & Climate Change

March 25 2013

On March 27th, 2013, C4C will host a discussion on women's empowerment as the key to climate resilience. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #c4climate.

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Introducing our New Competition, iChange!

March 20 2013

Introducing iChange: a competition for students to create 30-second video messages about climate change!

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Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at Right Here Right Now, March 1

March 18 2013

Read the full speech by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, from the Connect4Climate Right Here Right Now event. Or watch the video and see the surprise performance before his speech.

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A Climate Message from iMatter Youth Council Member Hallie Turner

March 15 2013

Climate change is a serious issue that will affect the youngest generation most.

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No better time to connect4climate

March 11 2013

There has been no better time to connect on climate change than right here, right now. Coming out of the post-COP15 climate lull it is time to tack action and embrace the climate challenge.

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Big Future Group: Design Team Addresses Climate Change in the 21st Century

March 07 2013

The Big Future Group on climate mitigation through sustainable design

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Announcing the Voices4Climate Winners!

February 28 2013

and the winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition are...

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Connect4Climate: Right Here, Right Now

February 11 2013

Tune in on March 1st at 18:00 EST (GMT -5:00) for the Voices4Climate awards ceremony, guest musical performances, and more!

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Sierra Leone: The Lion Mountain and its Climate

February 07 2013

Umou Al-Bazzaz on climate change in Sierra Leone

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Announcing the Voices4Climate Photo, Video, and Music Video Competition Jury!

February 01 2013

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Taliana Vargas, Embajadora en Latinoamérica de Connect4Climate

January 30 2013

Taliana Vargas describe su experiencia representando C4C al Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza en Valledupar, Colombia, el 24 de Noviembre 2012.

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Taliana Vargas, C4C Ambassador to Latin America

January 30 2013

Taliana Vargas describes her experience representing C4C at the Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza in Valledupar, Colombia on November 24, 2012. 

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Eminem and Connect4Climate Take Times Square

January 25 2013

Amid the mad rush of holiday shoppers, street hawkers, and gridlock traffic in New York City's Times Square, something very special happened on December 18, 2012.

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Stephanie Van Hees on COP18: Keep on Fighting for the Climate

January 23 2013

Last December I was one of the lucky six chosen by the University Centre for Development Cooperation (Brussels) to attend COP18.

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Vote now for the Voices4Climate People’s Choice Award!

January 18 2013

Until January 30th, you can vote for your favorite climate change stories at http://voices4climate.org

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Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition Winners Cover COP18 in Doha

January 15 2013

Thank you to everyone who entered the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition, and congratulations to our two winners.

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TerrAfrica as Part of the Solutions

January 14 2013

TerrAfrica addresses land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa by supporting innovative solutions that sustain landscapes and increase countries resilience to a changing climate.

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Rainforest Alliance Certification in Uganda

January 11 2013

A look at how the Rainforest Alliance certification process is transforming land-use and protecting biodiversity in Uganda's tea sector.

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Humanitarian & Music Star Rocky Dawuni to Judge Voices4Climate Competition

January 10 2013

The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome humanitarian and international music star Rocky Dawuni as a judge for the Voices4Climate competition.

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Musician & Author Cedella Marley to Judge Voices4Climate Competition

January 10 2013

The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome accomplished singer, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Cedella Marley as a judge of the Voices4Climate competition.

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Urgent Action Needed on Climate Change in Arab World

December 05 2012

New report details the vulnerability of the Arab world to climate change and calls for comprehensive national strategies to cope with the consequences.

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Congratulations to our new partner, Artists Project Earth!

December 04 2012

Connect4Climate is excited to announce our partnership with Artists Project Earth (APE)! Their latest album, Rhythms del Mundo: Africa, reached #1 on iTunes World album charts just six days after its November 20th release.

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Analaura: The benefits of planting your own food

November 12 2012

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Announcing the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Category Jury!

November 01 2012

The deadline for the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica podcast category has passed, with 33 podcasts submitted from 11 African countries!  A heartfelt thank you to all the participants who worked so hard on their radio stories. Here is the list of esteemed judges of the TerrAfrica podcast category:

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Kosta Kostadinov: On 3 decades of recycling

October 31 2012

The last 15 years, living in NW Washington, DC, I have continued to recycle, and probably do a better job now as there are recycling bins on every floor of our building, right next to the trash chutes.

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Hanna Schwing: Individual actions can create a flood of positive change

October 26 2012

Mindful living is a journey that touches on our personal ethics, habits with which we have grown up, and traditions in our own society. Each individual action amounts to a rain drop in a flood of positive change.

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Joana Lopes: My First Pumpkin

October 19 2012

When I moved to the US I realized that the consumption habits related to my new household and everyday life were not the most sustainable. After a consumption shock, I realized that I had to green my routine.

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Voices4Climate: Deadlines Extended and a Video with The Funk Ark!

October 10 2012

To connect with some local voices, we sat down for a chat about sustainability with a local D.C. band, The Funk Ark—check out the video. And last but not least, C4C is working out the details of an exciting new partnership.

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Simona Palummo: Just Walk!

October 10 2012

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Leigh Vogel: A Climate smart lifestyle makes me feel good

October 01 2012

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Voices4Climate Information One Pagers now available in multiple languages

September 27 2012

We thought we'd go ahead and create a cheat sheet for the Voices4Climate competition. Not only that, we went one step further and translated it into 6 languages.

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World Bank’s Rachel Kyte: It’s a make-or-break decade for action on climate change

September 26 2012

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Gerardo Spatuzzi: Every single action can make the difference

September 19 2012

How can I sensitize people if I’m the first to act in the wrong way?

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TMS Ruge: Reducing my impact one pedal at a time

September 12 2012

The following is the first entry in a series of short personal weekly accounts on how each member of the C4C team is reducing their impact on the environment.

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Press Release: Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA) Meets in Abuja Summit on Environment

September 05 2012

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Connect4Climate Launches Voices4Climate Competition!

August 23 2012

The Voices4Climate Competition invites young people from all over the world to submit photos, videos, music videos, and podcasts that tell powerful climate change stories. Start shooting, snapping, reporting, and rapping and tell us: how is climate change affecting your country? Your community? You, your friends, and your family?  Do you have a cool idea for a local solution?

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Connecting for Climate Program

June 27 2012

The World Bank’s Managing Director Caroline Anstey, Sustainable Development Network Vice President Rachel Kyte, External Affairs Vice President Cyril Muller, and the Global Environment Facility’s Deputy CEO Andre Laperriere to participate in an evening of inspiration, creativity, and action to celebrate the ‘Apps for Climate’ competition winners and the launch of the Connect4Climate/MTV ‘Voices4Climate’ Global Photo, Video, and Music competition. Learn about the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference, the latest creative solutions to climate issues, and close out the night at a reception with Kenyan hip-hop star and environmentalist Juliani.

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Pictures from World Bank’s Youth Breakfast at Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro

June 19 2012

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Connect4Climate & MTV launch event for ‘Voices4Climate’ Global Photo, Video, and Music competition

June 13 2012

Livestream: Connecting for Climate: Technology, Creativity, and Action

Thursday, June 28, 2012
6:30pm to 9:30pm

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NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising joins Connect4Climate as knowledge partner

May 31 2012

NYU Heyman center for philanthropy and fundraising partners with World Bank’s Connect4Climate initiative to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world.

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‘Trees for Zambia’ initiative to plant over 5000 trees

May 31 2012

South Africa-based Greenpop, a social enterprise that runs urban greening and reforestation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, is on a mission to plant 5000 trees in Zambia.

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Launch of the United Nations Environment Programme State of the Environment Report

May 31 2012

Launch of the United Nations Environment Programme State of the Environment Report: Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5)

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4 Urban Sustainability Projects You’ve Never Heard Of

May 31 2012

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Live Twitter Q&A: Harnessing Collective Intelligence for a Clean Revolution

May 17 2012

Join The Climate Group and Connect4Climate from the World Bank at 3pm GMT, May 29 to answer your questions around the topic title, 'Harnessing collective intelligence for a Clean Revolution', live on Twitter.

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Connect4Climate introduces new Facebook group for E-Conference discussions

May 06 2012

Join us to discuss communication strategies that can help produce real results for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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Panelists: HARNESSING COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION

April 30 2012

The panelists participating in tomorrow's discussion on Harnessing Collective Intelligence for Climate Change are ready. The discussions, scheduled to take place live at 10 am EST, will be broadcast via a livestream link. If you are unable to attend in person, head on over to our live stream page to follow the discussion. The panel, below, will take questions from a global audience via Twitter. Send in your comments and questions using the #c4climate hash tag.

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LIVE STREAM: HARNESSING COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION

April 27 2012

The C4C team will host a group of scholars and researchers from leading academic research programs on climate change communication to share their work with you and the C4C global
online community.

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What is the role of ICTs in achieving the goals outlined in Rio Plus 20’s Zero Draft Document

April 23 2012

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How Are You Greening Your Life? - Winner of the Sixth Week!

April 23 2012

We are excited to announce the winner of the sixth week of our competition: Nico Eloranta in Helsinki, Finland! Nico told us about his environmentally-themed artwork made from recycled materials and found objects. Nico's sculpture, pictured below, depicts polar bears separated by gulfs between glaciers.

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Liz Ngonzi on embracing new media tools to amplify global voices

April 20 2012

"Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story."
~ Ewe-Mina (African) Proverb

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Join us for ‘LOCAL CLIMATE, GLOBAL CHANGE: Development Communication in a social media landscape’

April 15 2012

Connect4Climate invites you to a CSO Forum discussion during the World Bank annual Spring Meetings.

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