As part of an exciting global youth video competition, young people from around the world have been asked to say how they are shaping a more sustainable future in short and exciting videos.
The competition videos are now ready to view, and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is asking people around the world to help select the winners.
The stories range from a project to generate solar energy in Lebanon, to creating rain water systems in Venezuela and climate “boot camps” in Uganda.
A total of over 180 entrants from 77 countries submitted short video reports on their personal climate actions and activities to raise public awareness, of which 40 have been short-listed.
Votes are possible until 23 September 2016.
The competition has two categories, Climate Action and Public Awareness. Each view counts as a vote.
About the competition
The competition was launched by Action for Climate Empowerment ACE, the UNFCCC secretariat, in partnership with Television for the Environment (tve) and supported by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme, which is run by the UN Development Programme. Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 have been called upon to participate.
The two winners of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change will travel to the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech at the end of the year and work with the communications team of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in covering highlights of the meeting.
Source: Press release UNFCCC, 14.09.2016