Competition: How do you combat climate change?

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Photo: Gian Betancourt/CIAT (Flickr).

22.08.2016- Young people can tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future and win a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP22) in November by entering the second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, by 30 August 2016. 

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries today and even more tomorrow.

Sustainable Development Goal 13 outlines taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Share your efforts and be in with a chance to win a round trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016 (including flight, accommodation and other expenses) and join the UNFCC Newsroom team as youth reporters, helping the team with videos, articles and social media posts.

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“Young people are taking action on climate change and the environment and we want to hear and see what they are up to in order to inspire the UN and everyone across the globe—so whether it’s leading a divestment campaign at university campus; running a sustainable business or broadcasting programmes on climate change via a village radio station, send us your amazing videos, get noticed internationally and maybe be one of this year’s winners,” says Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson.


The competition, which is being run by Television for the Environment (tve) and is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Action for Climate Empowerment and Momentum for Change initiatives, will culminate in a high-profile awards ceremony at COP 22 Marrakech. The UNDP GEF- Small Grants Programme and the World Bank’s Connect4Climate are supporting the competition.


How to participate:

To enter the second Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, the Connect4Climate Minecraft Sustainable World category, and to learn more and watch the winning entries from the 2015 competition, visit the tve website.  

Youth participants are also encouraged to send their submissions to the Film4Climate Global Video Competition