- Press Release
Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2015) – Connect4Climate helped young people and previously unheard voices deliver local climate change stories to a global audience on Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, held on the National Mall on April 18, 2015.
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2015—A meaningful call to make the film industry more environmentally friendly, began last week at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), widely considered the most important film festival in Latin America, on its 30th anniversary.
From February 18 to 19, the twelve country project teams that form the World Bank/Global Environment Facility Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP) in support of the Great Green Wall are meeting at the Africa Union to share knowledge and best practices to enhance the resilience of African landscapes, lives, and livelihoods – especially the poorest who deeply depend on natural resources fo
As a veteran film producer, I know that cinema plays a fundamental role in raising awareness on social issues and delivering effective calls for action. And in recent years, I have seen movies give more attention to one of the pre-eminent challenges of our times: global warming and the looming dangers of climate change.
Connect4Climate partnered with AfriDocs to present a week of climate change films to coincide with the United Nations Framework on Climate Change COP meeting in Lima, Peru.
WASHINGTON, October 30, 2014--Ten young film crews from ten different countries were chosen as winners in the Action4Climate documentary competition. Their outstanding and unique films inspire the world to take action on climate change.
On September 1st 2014, through its long relationship with Televisionet (TVN), the Connect4Climate program of the World Bank Group helped host the first Interreligious Match for Peace with world-famous footballers, an event proposed and introduced by Pope Francis.
The 2014 World Day to Combat Desertification global observance event focused on the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation, with a rallying call “Land Belongs to the Future – Let’s Climate Proof It.” Approximately 400 representatives from government, intergovernmental and civil society organizations (CSOs) registered for the event, which took place on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, US.
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014—Every year, 24 billion tons of fertile soils are lost to us from erosion while 12 million hectares of land are degraded through drought and the steady encroachment of desert. With every hectare of land we lose to drought or the desert, we also lose tons of potential grain which makes life even more of an ordeal for the 1.5 billion people worldwide who make their living off degraded land.