April 24 2015
Go behind the Scenes with Connect4Climate and see the highlights of Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day
April 22 2015
On Earth Day, Pope Francis has a special message.
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.
April 18 2015
Livestream of the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event, April 18.
April 17 2015
A trip through the Alcantara Magic Garden reveals responsible beauty.
April 17 2015
School Children Visit the Alcantara Magic Garden - Connect4Climate Pavilion and Pledge to #TakeOn Climate Change
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!
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.
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.
April 13 2015
Connect4Climate and Earth Day Network's webinar, "Let's Talk Climate," offers new ideas for our distinguished guest bloggers.
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.
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.
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.
March 27 2015
The Case for Photovoltaic Power in the Developing World
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.
March 03 2015
Connect4Climate partners with the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG 30) to co-hosts first green film forum in Mexico
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
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.
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
February 19 2015
The Climate Institute recently published the report “Sport & Climate Impacts: How much heat can sport handle?”
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
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.
February 05 2015
There is plenty of evidence that shows cycling can boost fitness and health, help cut costs on gasoline and other expenses, and helps reduce pollution. All of this is true, but there is another reason cycling should be promoted— it can support the social and economic progress of less developed countries.
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
January 27 2015
We have a narrow window of opportunity to ensure buildings are well-designed, with quality construction and optimization for energy efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
December 23 2014
Connect4Climate looks back on 15 highlights in 2014 celebrating climate action with a view of advancing the climate movement in 2015
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.