Launched by the World Bank, the Italian Ministry of Environment, and the GEF in collaboration with more than 140 global partners in September 2011, Connect4Climate (C4C) is a global partnership program dedicated to climate change communications. C4C is helping, through social media and the web, to give voice to local stakeholders that have stories to tell about climate change.
Our goal is to create a participatory, open knowledge platform that engages the global community in climate change conversation to drive local action through advocacy, operational support, research, and capacity building. In just eight months, we have created a Facebook community of over 270,000 followers that engage in thousands of interactions per day. Across multiple social media platforms, C4C reaches up to six million users each week.
In the run-up to the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) in Durban in December 2011, C4C kick-started its campaign by challenging African youth from the ages of 13 to 35 to tell their personal climate change stories through photos and videos focused on six categories: agriculture, energy, forests, gender, health, and water. The response to this first competition was impressive, with over 700 photos and videos submitted from every country on the African continent. The winning photos and videos were presented at a high-profile awards ceremony and exhibition in Durban that generated over 300 articles and blogs written in English, French, Italian, and Arabic. Check out www.connect4climate.org to see the winning images and videos for inspiration and share your own ideas for action with us!
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