The Connect4Climate Digital Media Zone (C4C Zone) was a 3 day-long initiative powered by Connect4Climate - the World Bank Group’s global partnership program dedicated to climate change and advocacy - to accompany the Law, Justice and Development Week 2016, organized by the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, and the Climate Investment Funds Semi-Annual Meetings, hosted by the Climate Investment Funds. The events took place at the Headquarters of the World Bank between December 5 and December 9, 2016.
The Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week is the only event of its kind, bringing together the global community engaged in using law and legal tools to contribute to development. It is organized by the legal functions of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development and other international finance, knowledge and innovation actors. The 2016 edition drew over 1,000 participants including legal experts, stakeholders, policy makers and private sector representatives and convened a broad community of development professionals who use law and justice tools to battle poverty and boost shared prosperity. In parallel, the semi-annual meetings for the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) hosted a variety of climate experts and government representatives from all over the world to discuss climate finance and its ties to environmental policy.
The C4C Zone offered an interactive media hub and gathering space for the main conference attendees, as well as students, NGOs and private sector representatives to discuss and delve into topics covered during both LJD Week and CIF meetings. Climate action, implemented in particular through a legal and youth lens, was the overarching narrative for the C4C Zone throughout the week. The program emphasized the importance and urgency of climate action to protect future generations and the fundamental role today’s youth can play in the fight against climate change.