Calling for Young Climate Activists to Join the Global Youth Video Competition

This initiative is fully endorsed by the COP23 Presidency, which is particularly encouraging youth from the Pacific to participate. 

The UNFCCC Secretariat is inviting young people to share their stories on action they are taking to make the world more sustainable and climate friendly. They can submit stories of what they are doing as part of the third annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change.

Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 are asked to send in an engaging, maximum three minute video to the tvebiomovies online platform here: http://bit.ly/2qAfJfa until 18 August.

The two specific themes of this year’s competition are:

  • Climate friendly and resilient cities
  • Oceans and climate change

More information on this year’s themes and competition can be found here: http://bit.ly/2qUVBQT.

Two winners will receive a round trip to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany in November this year (including flight, accommodation and other expenses). They will join the UNFCCC Newsroom team as youth reporters, compiling and producing videos, articles and social media posts.

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

We are asking you to share this exciting competition among your networks and with the inspiring youth you work with. When sharing the information on social media, please make use of the attached social media package.

The hashtag for the competition is #Video4COP23.