Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Global Youth Challenge on Climate Change- Get Involved!! And Win Your Way to COP22

Submitted by Omashani Naidoo
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is seeking youth between 18 and 30 who are working on community or social action on Climate change. Why don’t you consider a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a lobbying of your elected members of government or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into a snappy concise 3 minute video and join the competition. You could win a trip to Marrakesh.


The website The Global Youth Video Competition (UNFCCC) gives more details:

Lights, Camera, Marrakech—Win Your Way to COP22
If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about your inspiring actions. Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, 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 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?

The Prizes
Each winner will receive:
• Round trip to COP22/CMP12 in Marrakech, Morocco from 07 November to 18 November 2016 (inclusive of accommodation and other expenses); and
• Position as a youth reporter for COP22/CMP12, responsible for assisting UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.

Guidelines
- 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.

Dates
Start date: May 20, 2016
End date: August 01, 2016

Rules and Regulations
The competition is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30.

To submit your video, and learn more about the Rules and Regulations go to www.tvebiomovies.org.

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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