UN Youth Video Competition Open

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change invites applicants between the ages of 18 and 30 who are combating climate change to share their inspiring actions in a compelling and concise maximum three minute video.

Your submission should showcase  a project or campaign you are involved in which relates to (1) Climate friendly and resilient cities or (2) Oceans and climate change

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Category 1: Climate friendly and resilient cities
Videos should 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
Videos should 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.

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

APPLICATION:

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.

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