UNFCCC Global Video Competition 2017 for Young Change Agents

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    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is now accepting submissions for Global Youth Video Competition 2017.

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    If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video. We would like you to showcase for us a project or campaign you are involved in which relates to one of this year’s categories.

    Category 1: Climate Friendly and Resilient Cities

    3.5 billion people live in cities today and their populations will continue to increase in the coming decades, especially in developing countries. Cities account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions.

    Developing sustainable cities and communities is one of the key components in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change. We are asking young people to submit videos that showcase activities which contribute to climate friendly and resilient cities.

    • We are looking for videos which showcase:
      the implementation of climate friendly solutions/ideas about how to promote sustainability in urban areas/communities; including clean energy, clean transportation, community gardening, stepping up recycling and waste reduction, and other projects to reduce emissions;
    • building resilience to climate impacts such as heatwaves and floods, for example through tree planting, increasing green spaces and creating flood defenses;
      actions to increase public awareness, and to advocate change at the policy level regarding the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience.

    Category 2: Oceans and Climate Change

    Oceans contain 97% of the planet’s water, employ over 200 million people and are the primary source of protein for 3 billion people. The degradation of oceans therefore present serious threats to many countries.

    Oceans absorb much of the temperature rise and 30% of the carbon dioxide produced by humans, this is leading to higher levels of acidity. Sea levels are also on the rise and threaten many coastal communities. We are asking for videos on actions youth are taking to address challenges related to oceans and waterways.

    We are looking for videos which showcase:

    • the restoration of wetlands and mangroves which protect against storm surges and saltwater intrusion;
    • the construction of dykes and other defenses against sea level rise;
    • the increase of scientific knowledge to improve ocean health;
      activities which increase public awareness about the need to build resilience with regard to oceans and ways to reduce CO2 emissions so that oceans are better protected.

    How to Enter

    Make an engaging maximum of three minute video, using whatever type of camera you have available, about your activities and submit in online to tvebiomovies.

    The Prizes

    • A round trip to COP23 in Bonn, Germany this November 2017
    • Position as a youth reporter at COP23, where you will assist the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.

    Deadline: 18 August 2017

    The competition is co-organized by the UNFCCC and the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme, and implemented by Television for the Environment-tve.

     

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