What difference can one group, one company, or one individual make in the massive battle to stop our climate from changing? Brilliant ideas and solutions come from every corner of the planet, and work in ways that will surprise and amaze you.
Connect4Climate has managed to present climate solutions, driven by individuals, civil society, or the private sector. From presenting sustainability design discussions at the Milan Design Week to building the first solar plant on the National Mall in Washington DC to help power the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day attended by about 200,000 people, we aim to inspire change and build the social capital that shifts a society to a more sustainable future. The iChange competition supported by multiple partners emphasized the importance of individual choice in advancing climate solutions.
Innovate4Climate: Finance and Markets Week (May 2017, Barcelona)
Last year’s historic Paris Agreement and the overall trend to include climate change in the sustainable development agenda have set the direction for a broader global climate action. In line with these new developments, the World Bank Group will launch “Innovate4Climate - Finance & Markets Week” in Barcelona, Spain from May 22-26, 2017.
The first edition features a two day forum with high level government representatives, finance and business leaders focused on Unlocking the Trillions in private sector investment needed to scale up national climate plans and to accelerate the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.
Greening the finance sector; de-risking investments; driving low-carbon pathways through transformative policies and carbon pricing; and supporting the implementation of NDCs around the world are a few of the topics of this new global platform to advance the post-2015 framework.
The conference is made possible through the support of government partners Spain and Germany, and co-organized by FIRA Barcelona.
More information about the conference is available on this event page.
Poetry is the Energy of Dreams
Building Energy used solar energy to power the National Mall in Washington D.C for the first time in its history, thanks to its partnership with Connect4Climate. Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, took part in the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, and significantly contributed to the reduction of the event’s CO2 emissions.