Deadline: 31 August 2018

The United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) is organizing a competitionto highlight climate action being taken by youth through videos.

The 2018 Global Youth Video Competition will select two participants will be selected as winners to attend the Conference of Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. At the Conference, the videos will be showcased in front of a global audience and the winners will have the opportunity to work with UN Climate Change’s communications team covering highlights of the meeting.

To participate in the competition, it is necessary to be between 18 and 30 years of age and submit a maximum 3-minute video on “responsible production and consumption” or “green and climate-friendly jobs”.

Examples for the category ‘responsible production and consumption’ can include videos on initiatives to reduce unnecessary consumption, decrease emissions during the lifecycle of goods, promote sustainable fashion, or encourage the sharing economy and reuse of goods and materials. As for the category ‘green and climate friendly jobs’, submissions can include videos on work or entrepreneurship that contributes to a healthy economy and addresses climate change.

A judging panel including representatives from the Global EnvironmentFacility-United Nations Development Programme Small GrantsProgramme, UN Climate Change, and tve will pre-select a short list of videos based on the criteria of content, innovation, originality impact, and technical expertise. Pre-selected videos will then be posted online to be voted on by the public.

The 2018 edition of the Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by UN Climate Change, GEF-UNDP SGP and Connect4Climate, with support from BNP Paribas Foundation and the constituency of youth non-governmental organizations (YOUNGO). The competition will be implemented through the Television for Environment (tve) platform.

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