Your Climate Change Story

Video Competition

In 2018, the COP23 Presidency joined forces with the United Nations Development Programme and the Userfarm to launch the YOUR CLIMATE CHANGE STORY video competition.

We asked filmmakers to help the political leaders participating in the UN climate negotiations to better understand what climate change represents for people across the planet and how people are stepping up to tackle this great threat to humankind.

The competition was inspired by the Talanoa Dialogue, a UN-mandated process to take stock of global efforts to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and to build greater resilience to the impacts of global warming.

Filmmakers and storytellers from around the world responded to our call, delivering an overwhelming array of creative ideas and original insights.

In the end, we received 118 videos from 31 countries, including the United States, Canada, Kenya, Australia, Mexico, Fiji, the Philippines, Greenland, Scotland, Brazil, Argentina, Namibia, Italy, New Zealand, Madagascar, Spain, Algeria, India, Sweden, Bulgaria, Hungary and Iceland.

Follow the links below to watch the winning videos and learn more about the filmmakers.

1st Place

The Man With 50+ Years of Backyard Weather Data

Nathan Michael Murray, USA

2nd Place

Extinction of the Himba Tribe

Tim Drabandt, Germany

3rd Place

Save the Earth

Sebastian Aldo Widjaya, Indonesia

4th Place

Coral Bleaching in Fiji Islands

Beau Pilgrim, Australia

5th Place

Are You In?

Aurora Ovan, Italy



Adam Sébire, Australia

Climate Change Resilience Farming Technologies for Machakos Farmers in Kenya

James Karuga Muriithi, Kenya