World Is Locked into ~1.5°C Warming, Action is Needed Now
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.
Connect4Climate: Right Here, Right Now
February 11 2013
Please join World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Sustainable Development Network Vice President Rachel Kyte, External Affairs Vice President Cyril Muller, Africa Vice President Makhtar Diop, the Global Environment Facility’s CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii, and the Italian Minister of the Environment Corrado Clini for an evening to celebrate youth engagement in creative climate action.
The event's Master of Ceremony is John Raatz and the evening features opening remarks by President Kim, the ‘Voices4Climate' competition awards with MTV's Izzy Lawrence, the launch of a C4C special edition Rhythms del Mundo: Africa charity CD, live performances by Kenyan rappers TS1 and award-winning Malian musician Rokia Traore.
You can participate on March 1st at 6:00pm EST via the livestream above and on Twitter with the hashtag #c4climate. Check back here for more information leading up to the event!
Watch the event chapter by chapter below or watch the playlist on our Connect4Climate YouTube channel
Watch the event in full below
"We will never end poverty if we don't tackle climate change."
- Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group