The United Nations recognizes the key role that youth play in tackling climate change. UN Climate Change and its partners have run the annual Global Youth Video Competition since 2015. The competition demonstrates how young people are key players in enacting innovative and ambitious solutions to combat climate change. Furthermore, it enables them to showcase their solutions and inspire others.
Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 are asked to send in an engaging, maximum three-minute video. The two themes of this years competition are:
1. Sustainable Consumptions and Production
2. Green and Climate-friendly Jobs
Applicants must submit their videos to the tvebiomovies online platform here: http://biomovies.tve.org/competitions/global-youth-video-competition/
The deadline for the competition is 31 August 2018.
Two winners will receive a round trip to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland this December (including flight, accommodation and other expenses). They will join the UNFCCC Global Climate Action team as youth reporters, compiling and producing videos, articles and social media posts.
The 2018 edition of the Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by UN Climate Change, GEF-UNDP SGP and Connect4Climate, with support from BNP Paribas Foundation. The competition will be implemented through the Television for Environment (tve) platform.
More information on this year’s competition is available on the UN Climate Change Webpage for the competition and in the UN Climate Change Newsroom Article (with inspirational video from Patricia Espinosa).