UN CC:Learn Partners with Connect4Climate to Raise Awareness on Climate Change
November 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - UN CC:Learn has recently joined the Connect4Climate global partnership, which was initially launched by the World Bank Group and the Italian Ministry of Environment, and joined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. This new collaboration aims to contribute to the advance of communication for development, as it is a fundamental tool for sharing knowledge in a culturally sensitive manner and appropriate language, managing expectations, and changing perceptions and attitudes, toward the necessary behavior change.
The Connect4Climate partnership connects over 400 members around the world including civil society, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and the private sector.
Its objectives are to:
- Raise awareness about climate change and its impact at various levels: public, private sector, and policy and decision-makers;
- Promote commitment among the public, private sector and policy-makers to take action;
- Build coalitions for further advocacy efforts. MDTF activities focus primarily on three key groups of stakeholders: policy-makers, the private sector, and grassroots organizations.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).