Since 2011 the Connect4Climate program has been connecting diverse audiences to take on climate change. Connect4Climate began as an extension of the development communications work undertaken by the World Bank Group External Affairs and Corporate Communications Department. The program’s aim is to bring climate change issues to the general public in a manner that encourages more understanding and greater participation, in particular targeting a youth audience.
Connect4Climate’s goals are to connect and amplify climate change activities, engage diverse sectors with innovation and creativity, and take on climate change by promoting solutions through partnerships, competitions, events and knowledge, and empowering people to take action to curb the worst effects of climate change.
Since its launch Connect4Climate has built a strong network of over 230 partners committed to climate change communication and action. Connect4Climate brings together an aggregate online community of more than a million users engaged in climate change dialogue, sharing climate knowledge, and advancing climate solutions.
Connect4Climate partners include UN organizations, climate-related programs at leading universities, private sector corporations, media outlets, and NGOs focused on youth empowerment, building resilience and mitigating climate change by advancing climate solutions.
Connect4Climate has established a number of initiatives, under which competitions, events and mass public outreach activities have been organized, bringing together and building on climate change experiences, knowledge and solutions to advance the global movement for climate action.
Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
August 8, 2013 from our The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels
A recent World Bank report on waste management and climate change co-authored by our moderator Perinaz Bhada-Tata estimates that current waste management methods, specifically emissions from landfill, account for almost five per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions and ...