Connect4Climate received 860 inspiring climate change solutions stories from young people around the world (155 countries) that raised their voices through the Film4Climate Global Video Competition showing that it is possible to take on climate change. The winners were announced at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morrocco, at a day celebrating the power of youth, cinema and the creative industries to generate climate action and tackle climate change. On January 10, 2017 the winning videos were showcased at the SHORTCUTZ Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.
Photo Credits to Nuno Gervásio
The most prestigious film festival in Latin America, FICG has been playing an instrumental role in the establishment of the Film4Climate global initiative, having hosted its official launch in 2015 as well as a successful dedicated session during its past edition.
Photography has the power to capture moments, disclose realities and to convey messages to the world. It carries this responsibility throughout time, long after people have forgotten about the event. For this particular reason, this year, Connect4Climate re-introduced the #Photo4Climate Instagram Challenge - this time with an edgier and bolder twist added to it.
The Sustainable Innovation in Sport Forum 2017
The Sustainable Innovation in Sport Forum 2017 was held in Munich, Germany, on 22-23 February. Over the two days, the Forum gathered high-level industry stakeholders and influencers from sporting federations, teams and athletes alongside government representatives, broadcasters, NGO, and businesses.
Youth from around the Planet submitted their Film4Climate stories in a global call for climate action. Emotional, powerful, solutions-orientated films to inspire individuals, organizations and world leaders to take action on climate change, and build a greener future. Who are these young filmmakers? What inspired them to tell a story on this global issue and share it with the world? In order to better understand their background, willing, and expectations, Connect4Climate presented a series of interviews with some of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition winners.
SEforALL FORUM: Going Further, Faster – Together
The Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial system.
The movement continues. 2017 was the 47th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.
Film4Climate at Venice Film Festival
The oldest festival in the world, the Venice Film Festival is this year recognizing the fast-growing interest in Virtual Reality (VR) and the potential impact that it could make on the creative industries by featuring for the first time ever an official VR competition.
Against the backdrop of a city that could be one of the first to be affected by global warming and the rise in sea levels, the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate program announced its “Uniting4Climate International Virtual Reality Pitch Competition” for climate action and climate solutions.
The Uniting4Climate International VR Pitch Competition asked for a pitch – a proposal for a VR production in the form of a 400-word description and a 1 minute sample video – to use the particular qualities of VR to illustrate and explain to best effect climate solutions and action, inspiring the unity behind solving the climate challenge. The aim was to enable the widest possible international participation for creative people with a passionate interest in, or strong experience of, climate change action and solutions, but also an appetite for exploring the VR production experience.
The Connect4Climate partnered on the Sustainable Development Goals Digital Media Zone at the UN, September 18-22, 2017, supporting with speakers, communication coverage, and moderation, as well as in the Social Goods Summit on September 17, 2017.
Uniting4Climate Panel at UNGA72 SDG Media Zone: Highlights
A new genre of audiovisual experience, Virtual Reality (VR) is now set to become a major player in the entertainment and communications industry, and it is a medium that can prove very useful to climate change and sustainable development communications. The simple placement of a 360-degree camera in certain development situations allows practitioners in the field to share an on-site experience directly with colleagues, management, and indeed sponsors.
The Annual Meetings traditionally are held in Washington two years out of three and, in order to reflect the international character of the two institutions, every third year in a different member country. In addition to the meetings of the Boards of Governors, the Development Committee and the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) are officially convened. The Development Committee and the IMFC advise the Boards of Governors on issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Photo Credits: World Bank / Grant Ellis
At the One Planet Summit, on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are shifting billions and trillions towards a low-carbon future that will benefit peoples and livelihoods.
Described as an x-ray investigation of the fashion industry, the creators of X-Ray Fashion plan to take the audience on a journey through the lifespan of garment production, consumption and disposal - an experience that will immerse the spectator in the often adverse effects on our climate and our environment, and the devastating consequences for many of the workers involved, while at the same time showing how consumer habits can be changed and how solutions are at hand if actions are taken.
In Loving Memory of Lucia Grenna
The Connect4Climate team still mourns the passing of the Connect4Climate founder and soul, Lucia Grenna. She will always be in our thoughts and actions. May Lucia rest in peace. #Love4Lucia