Welcome to the Climate Change Information Network. Also known as CC:iNet, this web portal serves as a
clearinghouse for information sources on public information, education and training in the field of
climate change. It is designed to help governments, organizations and individuals gain rapid and easy
access to ideas, strategies, contacts, experts and materials that can be used to motivate and empower
people to take effective action on climate change.
CC:iNet has been established at the request of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change. Their underlying aim is to support Article 6 of the Convention, which calls on governments to
promote education, training and public awareness on climate change. The menu items on the left of this page
will guide you through the resources available on the clearinghouse.
Young Voices for the Planet
“Kids Have Power”
Young Voices for the Planet is a film series
featuring young people who are making a difference! They are shrinking the carbon footprint of their homes,
schools and communities. You, too, can do something about global warming! Click here for more inspiring examples or see the introductory
Posted on 24 April 2014
Meat Atlas 2014 -
Facts and Figures about the animals we eat
The newly published ‘Meat
Atlas’ by the Heinrich Böll Foundation sheds light on
the impacts of meat and dairy production, and aims to catalyse the debate over the need for more sustainable
food and farming.
With its vivid graphs and references to everyday life, the atlas raises awareness on the consequences of meat
consumption and industrial livestock production for climate change, poverty and hunger, displacement and
migration, animal welfare and biodiversity.
If you are wondering how to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle – here is a good starting point!
Posted on 15 April 2014
“Everything you need to know about the IPCC fifth Assessment Report”
– Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability
Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued the second volume of its Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change, probably the most updated and
comprehensive overview on scientific knowledge about climate change.
Climate change is happening – and climate action is needed now!
Posted on 09 April 2014
Expedition Hope – Stop the global meltdown
Today, 2 April 2014 Plant-for-the-Plant is launching
Expedition Hope to raise awareness on the devastating effects
of global warming and the artic meltdown. The over 1000 km long expedition starts with the symbolic planting
of a tree at the North Pole and will end in Canada in May.
Interact with the expedition members via their blog and
Facebook page and learn more about the objectives
and background of Expedition Hope here
Posted on 02 April 2014
Video contest: What does climate change mean to you?
The Action4Climate video challenge
invites young aspiring film makers to produce and submit by 1 April 2014 a 1-12 minute video documentary
telling a story about climate change. How is climate change impacting your community? What are you doing
about it? What needs to be done to solve the climate challenge? For more information, click here or
look out for hashtag #Action4Climate on Twitter!
Posted on 26 March 2014
World Meteorological Day 2014 - Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth
This year's World Meteorological Day theme is "Weather
and climate: engaging youth." While today’s youth will benefit from the dramatic advances being
made in our ability to understand and forecast the Earth’s weather and climate, most of them will also
experience the increasing impacts of global warming.
The World Meteorological Organization has published a number of resource materials, such as the guide to meteorology and the revamped Youth Corner, to encourage young people to learn more
about our weather and climate system and to contribute to action on climate change.
International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for women is progress for all
To commemorate International Women’s Day
2014 on 8 March, a variety of recent publications that highlight the tremendous scope and importance of
linkages between women, gender and climate change have been included on CC:iNet. Click on one of the covers
below or browse the database to learn