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2016 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

The 2016 competition followed on the success of the inaugural 2015 year and it continued to highlight the efforts being made by youth from around the world to combat climate change. Youth play a fundamental role in creating a climate resilient and sustainable future. Their actions whether lobbying for climate policy, participating in projects to enhance community level response to weather events, or taking actions to reduce carbon emissions make a difference today and into the future. The competition was co-organized by the UNFCCC and the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme, and implemented by Television for the Environment-tve.

Winners of the Competition

The two winners were Faouzia Bahloul from Tunisia and Phuong Vu Hoang from Vietnam. They were recognized at an award ceremony during the Young and Future Generations Day, 10 November 2016, at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Faouzia Bahloul entered the video “Think Renewable.” The video is about the need to increase the use of renewable energy, and explains the research she has been doing on biogas produced with the help of microalgea.

Phuong Vu Hoang created a video about the vulnerability of Vietnam to climate change and explains how he deploys his graphic design skills to make posters to inform the public about more sustainable lifestyle choices.

Map showcasing video submissions

The map below represents climate action being taken by youth from around the world, it includes all 180 entries from the 2016 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, and the Film4Climate Global Video Competition. The map is part of the Youth Climate Report film project that has been providing a voice for global youth to the COP climate conferences since 2011. The map was created by Mark Terry, a PhD candidate at York University in Toronto, Canada, as a digital archive of global youth initiatives and climate research.