Blog - Mitigate
May 03 2013
A guest post by University of Maryland student, Jonathan Johnson.
May 01 2013
Connect4Climate was honored to participate in the 2013 Cambridge Climate Forum.
April 19 2013
Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of Global Call for Climate Action, on what it takes to tackle climate change.
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
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.
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.
March 07 2013
The Big Future Group on climate mitigation through sustainable design
January 23 2013
Last December I was one of the lucky six chosen by the University Centre for Development Cooperation (Brussels) to attend COP18.
November 12 2012
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.
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.
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.
October 10 2012
October 01 2012
September 26 2012
September 19 2012
How can I sensitize people if I’m the first to act in the wrong way?
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.
September 05 2012
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.
May 31 2012
April 23 2012
April 13 2012
We are excited to announce the winner of the fifth week of our competition: Hans van der Broek in Hoi An, Vietnam! Hans shared information about his goal to encourage green tourism and support green entrepreneurs through Green Apple Hoi An.
April 04 2012
March 28 2012
March 14 2012
It was certainly a challenge after receiving so many fantastic entries, but the Connect4Climate Weekly Competition panel of judges has reached a decision! Congratulations to James Kamau Wangu in Kenya! We will be mailing your solar backpack to you shortly!
February 23 2012
At C4C we want to make your voices heard by the key actors in climate change policy. With that goal in mind, we set out to have a presence at COP17 in Durban, through participating in or hosting five interactive events that would allow us to showcase your messages on climate change issues and actions. The variety in scope of C4C’s events in Durban helped to amplify the voices of our community amongst both current and potential partner organizations as well as youth delegates who were active at the conference. Having events both in and outside of the security perimeter meant that audiences for the C4C events included both accredited delegation members as well as press, NGOs, academics, private sector, and concerned individuals. You can find more information on each of our events at COP17 below.
February 09 2012
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February 05 2012
January 31 2012
November 25 2011
November 21 2011
November 17 2011
November 17 2011
In response to the pressing issues of climate change and sustainability the South East African Climate Consortium Student Forum (SEACC SF) was formed in February 2010. SEACC SF is a non-profit, non-political (i.e. not attached to any political organisations) student forum that aims to lead a student crusade to tackle issues of sustainability and climate change.
November 16 2011
November 15 2011
Africa, on the other hand, has managed to only tap into 20% of it’s total available hydro capacity.
November 12 2011
November 11 2011
While rainy season signals an increase in malaria infections, flooding from too much rain is also another threat to global health. Unpredictable flash floods serve as a vector for spreading waterborne diseases.
November 10 2011
At closer inspection though, climate change skews heavily towards women as the most affected gender.
November 10 2011
Global Unification the Gambia (GU) is a youth-led, community-based, research and development organisation, established 2006.
November 09 2011
However, the nuances of conservation efforts are often lost in the attempt to reach a global audience. The reality of forest conservation is far more complex than is often depicted.
November 08 2011
Energy is the single largest driver of development around the world. Access to adequate amounts for our burgeoning global population is one of the main challenges the world faces. For Africa, access to energy is very much tied to the environment; charcoal and firewood are the main sources of energy for much of the continent.
November 07 2011
The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is holding a call for proposals for "Innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local business development in eligible developing countries.
October 19 2011
Our friends at Education Africa, Model UN South Africa and UNIC Pretoria put together this primer on the origins of the climate change debate ahead of the Model UN debates kicking off October 21st through 24th. This is a helpful resource for those of you engaging with us during AVCC week (October 24-31).