This page aims to feature the most relevant initiatives and events Connect4Climate has organized over the years, and so it will be continuously updated. All events are listed in chronological order.
#All4TheGreen week of activities in Bologna, Italy. Photo Credits: Sharon Carrasco
Uniting4Climate International VR/360Video Pitch Competition 2017
165 video pitch submissions from 55 countries. Connect4Climate is delighted to give a chance to everyone to share their climate stories and messages with #Uniting4Climate by adopting new, inclusive trends to communicate climate change on a global scale.
The Academy Award winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove & Racing Extinction) announced the jury for the Uniting4Climate International VR/360 Video Pitch Competition at the Venice Film Festival - La Biennale di Venezia.
Participants were 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.
Philanthropist Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions is the exclusive production partner of the competition, and will produce the VR video of the winning concept.
All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Competition 2017
More than 660 photos, from 43 countries. The #All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Contest received entries from five continents, clearly, a worldwide response underlining the importance and necessity of protecting the Planet for present and future generations, and also stressing the beauty and vibrancy of the environment. A picture can indeed say more than a thousand words.
#Photo4Climate 2.0: Can an image stop climate change? 2017
In 2017, Connect4Climate re-introduced the #Photo4Climate Instagram Challenge - this time with an edgier and bolder twist added to it. 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.
Photo4Climate 2.0 represented an opportunity for everyone to tell their stories, by showcasing how the impacts of climate change directly affect their lives.
Film4Climate Global Video Competition 2016
An unprecedented 860 entries from 155 different countries were received for the 2016 Film4Climate Global Video Competition. The competition called on filmmakers to explore Climate Action, the 13th goal under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing individual and community actions that offer solutions and inspire positive change to combat climate change and its impacts.
The Film4Climate Global Video Competition 2016 winners were announced at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP22) at a day celebrating the power of youth, cinema and the creative industries to generate climate action and tackle climate change.
Read the World Bank press release for the winner announcement
High School Game 2016
Sustainable Worlds on Minecraft 2016
#Photo4Climate Instagram Challenge 2016
We asked you to take a photo related to the weekly theme, and share it on Instagram. The challenge was unique: capture that moment, landscape, idea, solution or person that is raising awareness and taking on climate change, and get a chance to be featured on our Instagram page.
Film a #Day4Climate Action Challenge 2015
Film a #Day4Climate Action invited people globally to share their story on what we should do to prevent dangerous climate change and save our planet. This global event happened on November 29th, 2015, a day before the UNFCCC 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) meeting in Paris where global leaders, citizens all around the world called for an ambitious outcome in Paris.
Jakarta Urban Challenge 2015
The Jakarta Urban Challenge was a USD $20,000 contest launched by the New Cities Foundation and Connect4Climate in March 2015 in order to champion effective solutions to Jakarta’s mobility problems while building a lasting legacy beyond the New Cities Summit. As Jakarta grows, mobility is becoming increasingly challenging while congestion is worsening, an issue that many large metropolises face. The Challenge was designed to find local solutions to improve mobility in Jakarta, one of the world’s most congested cities.
In total, 226 applications were received between March 16 and May 8, 2015.
Action4Climate Competition 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.
iChange Competition 2013
iChange independent panel of judges evaluated 248 entries from students studying at 165 universities located in 66 different countries.
Connect4Climate team members with iChange finalists. Photo Credits: Leigh Vogel/Connect4Climate
Voices4Climate Competition 2012/13
What does climate change mean to you? This was the question Connect4Climate and MTV asked young people from around the world at the launch of "Voices4Climate", a global photo, video, and music video competition focused on amplifying the voices of youth on the issue of climate change.