Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Young people worldwide, from 18 to 30 years old, are invited to create a maximum three-minute video in one of the following categories:

1. Climate friendly and resilient cities
Focusing on:

  • the implementation of climate friendly solutions/ideas about how to promote sustainability in urban areas/communities; including clean energy, clean transportation, community gardening, stepping up recycling and waste reduction, and other projects to reduce emissions;
  • building resilience to climate impacts such as heatwaves and floods, for example through tree planting, increasing green spaces and creating flood defenses;
  • actions to increase public awareness, and to advocate change at the policy level regarding the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience.

2. Oceans and climate change

 Focusing on:

  • the restoration of wetlands and mangroves which protect against storm surges and saltwater intrusion;
  • the construction of dykes and other defenses against sea level rise;
  • the increase of scientific knowledge to improve ocean health;
  • activities which increase public awareness about the need to build resilience with regard to oceans and ways to reduce CO2 emissions so that oceans are better protected.

How to apply
The video file must be sent to using the website. The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles must be provided. 

A shortlist of videos selected by a judging panel including representatives from UNDP, UNFCCC and tve will be selected and posted online.

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

The winner in each category, the film which receives the most views on tve‘s Inspiring Change YouTube channel, will win a round trip to COP23 in Bonn, Germany in November 2017 and a place as a youth reporter to assist the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts. 
All films will remain available online for viewing as the tvebiomovies competition continues to run.


Deadline to submit films: 30 August 2017, 23.00 GMT.

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