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KARAMEA: Is this the end of the road?

February 03 2016

It is only a 3 to 4 hour drive from the nearest point of civilisation as we know it; yet it could be another world. It is the town of Karamea, at the top of the West coast of New Zealand’s southern island. And it’s a place where you can touch what could be the future for the rest of us.

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The new role of corporates for a sustainable future

February 02 2016

Government, Industry and academic leaders gathered at the Milan-Bocconi University to discuss the inevitable transition to sustainability.

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Change Pallets for Climate Benefit

January 27 2016

How Changing the Pallet Can Reduce Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Greenhouse Gases (CO2e) by Millions of Metric Tons

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Powered by coffee

January 22 2016

Pioneering clean technology company, bio-bean, turns waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels

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Communication and Culture for Sustainability and Climate Change

January 15 2016

Connect4Climate participated in the international conference on Communication/Culture and The Sustainable Development Goals (CCSDG): Challenges for a New Generation held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 17 to 21 December 2015.

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What will make Arab Cities Sustainable?

January 15 2016

Connect4Climate, World Bank Group attend the EcoCity World Summit 2015

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Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change and Drought: A 2016 Priority

January 12 2016

South Africa is facing a massive drough. Catherine Van Schoor discusses how water is a basic requirement for development and how communities can take on the challenge.

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Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home - Full Show

December 29 2015

Watch the amazing projections on the Vatican on December 8 with the full 1 hour show of Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home

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Action for Climate Empowerment at COP21

December 18 2015

Connect4Climate's actions for climate empowerment at COP21 including Youth Day, Education Day, Fiat Lux and launching the Film4Climate charter, reached a huge audience and inspired climate action.

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Ideas and innovative solutions for sustainable living

December 16 2015

Sustainability Week brings together the Hospital Club and Connect4Climate for a series of discussions and events focused on sustainable living.

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Film4Climate International Charter for Green Film Production unveiled at COP21

December 11 2015

Press Release: Connect4Climate presented the Film4Climate International Charter during a high-level communication event at the Climate Conference COP21

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How best to communicate climate change?

December 09 2015

Join on Dec 9 to discuss how best to communicate climate change at COP21

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Climate Deal Expectations To Rise With Extraordinary Display on St Peter’s

December 07 2015

The images projected on St Peter’s Basilica next Tuesday will focus global attention on the pressing need — and unstoppable support — for positive action on climate change.

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Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home

December 04 2015

Public art projection featuring images of humanity and climate change to illuminate St. Peter’s Basilica on the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on Dec. 8

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How To Get Cli-Fi To Hit the Mark

November 28 2015

Analysis and synthesis of the academic literature on climate change film narrative

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COP21: Youth at the heart of climate talks

November 28 2015

On December 3rd, COP21 opens its doors to the youth. The Young and Future’s Generation Day at the UNFCCC COP21 will host a number of youth-focused events throughout the day.

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COP21 pivotal to Mozambique’s prosperity

November 27 2015

As one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, Mozambique’s presence at COP21 is critical to ensure its sustainable economic and social development.

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Film4Climate steps forward

November 23 2015

Just a few days ahead COP21, Connect4Climate and Ecoprod will host a working group meeting in Paris to craft workable precepts for the establishment of a universal set of green guidelines for sustainable film making.

 

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Inspiring youth to engage in the climate discussion: #Youth4Climate

November 12 2015

#Youth4Climate is a social media campaign organized by a flotilla of partners to inspire young people around the world to take action on climate change.

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The Path of the Anacondas Initiative

November 11 2015

A global strategy to fight climate change and preserve the Amazon.

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Music, awareness, and action. That’s Rock in Rio.

November 04 2015

Rock in Rio, Connect4Climate's new partner, has a strong commitment towards social, environmental and economic issues in the three markets it operates - USA, Brazil and Portugal.

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March for the Earth with the Pope

November 03 2015

Connect4Climate, Earth Day Network, Earth Day Italia, partners, and global citizens come together in Rome to March for the Earth, supporting Pope Francis’ climate message.

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Our New Partner: Who’s Good

October 28 2015

Connect4Climate is very excited to announce our new partnership with Who’s Good: The Institute for Sustainable Development, an innovative, cutting-edge web platform to provide dynamic data on Environmental, Social, and Governmental (ESG) risks for companies.

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Earth To Paris – Le Hub at COP21

October 27 2015

Connect4Climate joins a global convening to explore how bold new climate approaches and impactful solutions can help achieve a better world. Earth To Paris – Le Hub is a two-day summit to discuss climate action during the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris.

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2015 Winners of UN Climate Solutions Awards Announced

October 27 2015

Projects From Across the Globe to be Honoured at UN climate Conference in Paris

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Connecting with the creative industries for sustainability

October 26 2015

Connect4Climate joins the Hospital Club Sustainability Week, 14-20th November

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Sustainia solutions are here!

October 20 2015

Sustainia announce their 10 finalists, winners will be awarded on December 6 in Paris in parallel to COP21.

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Connect4Climate and Vimeo call for action: Film a #Day4Climate action on November 29

October 19 2015

Connect4Climate, the online platform Vimeo, and partners have joined forces to challenge citizens around the world to film Climate Action on one day, November 29.

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CLIMATEXPO Roundtable highlights

October 16 2015

At the Chile Pavilion, EXPO Milan, industry leaders highlight role of universal exhibitions and business in advancing the SDGs and tackling climate change.

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South Africa’s green dreams are made of this

October 16 2015

EcoMobility World Festival in Johannesburg sends strong urban transport message to UN Climate Summit

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Annual Meetings 2015 - poverty, climate change and prosperity

October 12 2015

As the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund came to a close in Lima, Peru, we highlight some of the most impactful quotes pronounced by world leaders and shared on Twitter on a wide variety of global issues.

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Climate Vulnerability Versus Responsibility

October 07 2015

MHA@GW produces a data visualization to illuminate the dichotomy between the countries most susceptible to climate change and the countries that emit the most CO2

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CLIMATEXPO - How will future Universal Exhibitions help tackle climate change?

October 06 2015

Join us 13 October at the Chile Pavilion to discuss how the EXPO can help tackle climate change.

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People’s March for Earth announced

September 30 2015

Join Connect4Climate, Earth Day Network and many partners for the People's March for Earth that will take place in Rome, November 8, in support of the Vicariate of Rome's “Day for the Custody of Creation” celebration.

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Going 100% renewable energy for a better future

September 27 2015

Meet the community leaders, businesses chiefs and, and innovators already making 100% RE a reality and reaping the benefits it entails. With the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and a strong global climate agreement to be secured this year, we can accelerate this transition and secure a more just and healthy future for all.

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Climate Week meets the SDGs

September 23 2015

Connect4Climate is actively supporting climate and sustainability activities this week on the road to, and through, COP21

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Action4Climate films travel to Peru

September 21 2015

Sixteen Action4Climate films took part in this year’s edition of INKAFEST Mountain Film Festival in Peru

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Let’s get Angry About Climate Change

September 18 2015

Connect4Climate supports Rovio, Earth Day Network and other partners to challenge Angry Birds players of the world to champion the environment and fight climate change in Champions for Earth, a weeklong tournament on Angry Birds Friends.

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Alfonso and Alfredo Cuarón featured in “Green Day Venice” at Venice International Film Festival

September 10 2015

Is fiction needed to tell the facts? A captivating dialogue between the two brothers set the scene for a series of events organized under the Film4Climate initiative on how to increase sustainability within the film industry, and more.

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Green Day Venice: How is the film industry taking on climate change?

September 04 2015

Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón and his brother, environmental scientist Alfredo Cuarón, tackle film and sustainability - kicking off a compelling series of climate events hosted by Connect4Climate and Green Cross Italy at the Venice International Film Festival.

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Communication - Culture and The Sustainable Development Goals

September 02 2015

Join us at UNISERV, Chiang Mai University in Thailand for the "Communication/Culture and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges for a New Generation" Conference, 17-21 December 2015.

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CHLOE & THEO: A Movie That Will Change the Way You Look at the World

August 27 2015

CHLOE &THEO starring Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino and Theo Ikummaq hits select theaters Sept. 4.

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Why Cities Need Youth Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

July 31 2015

Squee Mobile App wins the Jakarta Urban Challenge organized by the New Cities Foundation and Connect4Climate

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Nkɔsoɔ House for Sustainable Architecture

July 27 2015

Raumgeschichten aims to design an African Mud Hut in Ghana to shift perceptions towards sustainable architecture.

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Join the 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste

July 23 2015

The 2015 Global Dialogue on Waste is a series of online panel discussions and interviews, from August till December 2015

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My Water Experiment

July 21 2015

Connect4Climate’s intern conducts a water experiment.

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Climate Change: How Can Wind Energy Help?

July 16 2015

Wind energy is the rise. Our guest blogger explains.

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Adaptation Segregation: Rich Countries Must Take the Lead in Climate Action

July 13 2015

A guest blogger explains why wealthy nations must help poorer ones adapt to climate change.

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Communication is essential for Connect4Climate

July 07 2015

It's time to face the defining challenge of our generation.

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First Solar-Powered Flight is Now Over the Pacific

June 29 2015

Solar Impulse’s Mission Extends Beyond the Flight

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Analyzing Earth Day 2015 Online Coverage

June 24 2015

The Media Watch on Climate Change (MWCC)  is a continuously updated knowledge repository on climate change and related environmental issues. A visual dashboard provides interactive means to access this repository, analyze stakeholder perceptions, and track emerging trends in online coverage.

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Pope calls for swift action on climate change

June 18 2015

Climate change represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day says the Pope's Encyclical

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Food Waste Affects Climate Change

June 16 2015

Connect4Climate rallies against food waste and its effect on climate change in Spoleto, Italy.

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New generation of storytellers to document the Arctic

June 14 2015

Luc Jacquet unveils his massive multi-tiered project to save the planet.

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What is Cap COP21?

June 12 2015

COP 21, in December 2015, will be a unique opportunity to bring climate change to the main stage. Driven by EcoAct, one of the global leaders in climate change economy, Cap COP21 is an open and proactive initiative for the climate.

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Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet launches a multimedia experience, available to all

June 11 2015

Learn about Oscar-winning French director Luc Jacquet's new education initiative and his film, "Ice & the Sky."

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The Challenge: Creating a Garden in a Watershed Area

June 08 2015

What if instead of a regular day at the office you could be outdoors, enjoying Spring?

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Connect4Climate Partners with Atkins

June 04 2015

Announcing Connect4Climate's partership with Atkins.

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Future Proofing Cities: Integrated Green-Smart Urban Planning

June 04 2015

Our new partner, Atkins, explains how their initiative Future Proofing Cities is taking a leading role in sustainable urbanization.

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New Vision, New Voices +SocialGood

May 27 2015

Join us on June 4 in Cape Town for a dialogue bringing together industry leaders, students, NGO/civil society, thought leaders, digital influencers, and other changemakers for conversations around leveraging this unique moment to engage citizens around the world in building our future together.

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Finalists in the Jakarta Urban Challenge Announced

May 27 2015

Read about three outstanding ideas to tackle mobility in Jakarta.

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“Cli-fi’ helps us face climate reality

May 26 2015

A new genre, born from novels and movies about climate change, has surfaced. "Cli-fi," short for "climate-change fiction,” are novels and movies set in the present or the near future that put the true story of climate change in fictional settings and scenarios. It's a helpful development in the climate change communications business--and it's here to stay.

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Film Industry Heavyweights Connect at Cannes

May 20 2015

Connect4Climate's Film4Climate initiative receives great support with engaging examples of greening the silver screen

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Film4Climate Gains Speed at Cannes

May 15 2015

Find us in Cannes to discuss Film4Climate - how can the film industry take on climate change.

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Match for Expo

May 15 2015

Javier Zanetti’s football match for kids was joined by Sport4Climate

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Pledging to #TakeOn Climate Change

May 13 2015

In April, Washington DC celebrated Earth Week with a series of festivities. Of course, Connect4Climate couldn’t miss it!

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A Boy from Mexico Campaigns for Climate Change

May 04 2015

Daniel Chávez Ortiz is known as The Ecological Boy in his hometown Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, in Mexico. Why? Daniel, 11, has been developing environmental campaigns to tackle climate change.

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Harnessing Youth Innovation: Are You up for The Jakarta Urban Challenge?

April 30 2015

A member of the Connect4Climate team has benefited from competitions for young people to introduce innovative green ideas to urban challenges. He now wants to give others that chance with The Jakarta Urban Challenge.  

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Climate Education Week School Trips with NASA and Connect4Climate

April 28 2015

As part of Climate Education Week school children visited NASA and Alacantara Magic Garden - Connect4Climate pavilions by the Washington Monument.

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Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day in Pictures

April 24 2015

Go behind the Scenes with Connect4Climate and see the highlights of Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

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Pope Francis Sends Message to the World—Care for the Planet

April 22 2015

On Earth Day, Pope Francis has a special message.

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Connect4Climate Takes Center Stage on Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

April 18 2015

The call for climate action was undoubtedly loud at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day with round table discussion, special presentations, powerful speeches and incredible performances.

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Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day LiveStream

April 18 2015

Livestream of the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event, April 18.

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“Carbon Neutral” Can Also Look Good

April 17 2015

A trip through the Alcantara Magic Garden reveals responsible beauty.

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School kids weigh in on helping the planet

April 17 2015

School Children Visit the Alcantara Magic Garden - Connect4Climate Pavilion and Pledge to #TakeOn Climate Change

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The Pavilion is Open! Connect4Climate Welcomes You to the National Mall

April 17 2015

Today the sun is shining down on the Mall in Washington, D.C. and the forecast for the next few days is stellar. We’ve missed the storm predicted to ruin our parade!

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Power Up: Building Energy harnesses the sun to energize our Earth Day pavilion on the Mall

April 16 2015

Our colleagues from Building Energy, one of our partners for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, arrived in Washington this week, ready to build the first-ever solar field on the National Mall, the power source of our Alcantara Magic Garden-Connect4Climate Pavilion.

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Entertaining Climate Action: “Chloe & Theo” Special Preview and Panel Discussion

April 13 2015

On April 15 Connect4Climate is showing a special preview of “Chloe & Theo”, and hosting a dynamic discussion to emphasize the value of the entertainment industry, in particular the film industry, to address climate change solutions.

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Making the Message Count: Connecting Communications to Action on Climate Change

April 13 2015

Connect4Climate and Earth Day Network's webinar, "Let's Talk Climate," offers new ideas for our distinguished guest bloggers.

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Communication for Climate Change 2.0

April 11 2015

We are bringing together a unique, multi-disciplinary group of scholars and multi-sector leaders who are experts in communicating climate change to a broad audience.

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Let’s Talk Climate - eDiscussion on April 8

April 07 2015

Connect4Climate and Earth Day Network to Host eDiscussion Let’s Talk Climate: Innovative Solutions to Communicating Climate Change on Wednesday, April 8 from 11AM-12:15 EDT.

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T-shirt for Climate Action Helps Victims of Cyclone Pam

March 31 2015

Sophia Walsh, co-founder of Five Boys Clothing, has roots in the Pacific. When Cyclone Pam arrived in the Pacific bringing destruction, devastation and new levels of anxiety to those that care, Sophia felt to sit by and do nothing was wrong so she decided to use her existing business as a mechanism for good.

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Going Solar

March 27 2015

The Case for Photovoltaic Power in the Developing World

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5 Ways to Care for the Climate and People

March 11 2015

Since 1997 ClimateCare has specialised in projects that tackle climate change and deliver sustainable development outcomes. CEO Edward Hanrahan shares his thoughts about what makes a successful climate and development programme.

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Film4Climate: How is the Film Industry Taking on Climate Change?

March 03 2015

Connect4Climate partners with the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG 30) to co-hosts first green film forum in Mexico

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Our New Partner: Orange Fiber

February 27 2015

We at Connect4Climate are very excited to announce our new partnership with Orange Fiber, an innovative and cutting-edge textile company based in Italy that makes sustainable fabric from fruit

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Sprint to Climate Summit in Paris

February 24 2015

Support for cycling as a climate solution is growing around the world. Join in and make cycling a crucial part of COP21, the climate summit in Paris.

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Connect4Climate Follows Up with Mants’ase Children’s Home

February 19 2015

Receiving entries from every country in Africa, Connect4Climate team members have kept in touch with many of the contest participants and winners, including Mants’ase Children’s Home in Lesotho

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New report: How much heat can sport handle?

February 19 2015

The Climate Institute recently published the report “Sport & Climate Impacts: How much heat can sport handle?”

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Adding Another Brick in the Great Green Wall

February 18 2015

Sahel and West Africa land actors meet at African Union for the 2nd SAWAP Conference under the BRICKS project to add another brick in the Great Green Wall

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Film4Climate announced at Berlinale

February 11 2015

Organizers of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG-30) announced Italy as guest of honor in 2015 as well as the Film4Climate 2-day event.

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Cycling for a green planet

February 05 2015

Evidence shows that cycling can boost fitness and health, cut costs of gasoline and other expenses, and help reduce pollution. All true, but there is another reason cycling should be promoted— it can support the social and economic progress of less developed countries.

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Student Highlights from Climate Workshop

January 29 2015

Students Yuxin Liu, Carmen Casado, Fiorella Rayme, Emile El Ghandour and Adriana Sedjeu share their thoughts on the "Youth for Climate Action - Role of Sport4Climate" Workshop held to launch Action/2015

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The need to establish universal green building standards

January 27 2015

We have a narrow window of opportunity to ensure buildings are well-designed, with quality construction and optimization for energy efficiency.

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Today’s Youth Tomorrow’s Big Data

January 21 2015

Nick Rojas emphasizes that youth care more than you think when it comes to climate change and how big data can help take on the challenge.

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2014 is warmest on record

January 16 2015

NASA and NOAA scientists confrm that the year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880. There is no doubt that we must connect to take on climate change.

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Youth Impress to Take On Their Future

January 15 2015

To celebrate the launch of Action/2015 at the World Bank students we invited to a workshop to discuss strategies to take on climate change. Lucia Grenna explains how change comes from the ground up, and that many of the answers will come from the young. After all, it is their future.

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15 Highlights from 2014 as we Plan Climate Action in 2015

December 23 2014

Connect4Climate looks back on 15 highlights in 2014 celebrating climate action with a view of advancing the climate movement in 2015

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COP20 concludes in Lima opening the doors for climate action

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.

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An Argentinian dream arrives in Times Square

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.

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