Lights, Camera, Paris—Win Your Way to COP21! The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invites youth between the ages of 18 and 30 to showcase their inspiring actions. The UNFCCC is asking the youth to think about a project or campaign that you are involved in to combat climate change.
It could be an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a lobbying of your elected members of parliament or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into a snappy concise 3 minute video and join the competition.
Some key questions to answer (that must reflect in the video) are:
- Why did you choose to engage in this climate action?
- What were some of the key things that took place?
- What were some of the successes?
- Where did these successes occur (locally, nationally or internationally)?
- How can youth from similar countries replicate the activities that have been implemented?
Each winner will receive:
- Round trip to COP21/CMP11 in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015 (inclusive of accommodation and other expenses); and
- Position as a youth reporter for COP21/CMP11, responsible for assisting UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.
- You convinced your school, employer or local/national government to take climate action;
- You created formal/non-formal mechanisms/spaces that enable dialogue between young people and company or government representatives on climate action;
- You contributed to government approved documents or regulations that address climate change;
- You have shaped a government’s position at an intergovernmental meeting on climate change;
- You have prevented new fossil fuel infrastructure;
- You have engaged the media on climate change;
- You have organized a successful divestment campaign.
The competition has begun since June 5, 2015 and the last date for applying is August 17, 2015.
Rules and Regulations
- The competition is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30.
- Click here to submit your video, and learn more about the Rules and Regulations .
The Global Youth Video Competition is collaboration between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme, the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth, and Climate Change and Television for the Environment.
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