Lights, Camera, Katowice!

From 8 May to 31 August 2018, young people from around the world can showcase their actions to combat climate change by submitting a video to the fourth edition of the Global Youth Video Competition.

Two winners will be selected and receive a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (COP 24). At COP 24, the winners will join the UN Climate Change communications team as videographers and reporters.

The 2018 edition of the Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by UN Climate Change Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) initiative, GEF-UNDP SGP and Connect4Climate, with support from BNP Paribas Foundation. The competition will be implemented through the Television for Environment (tve) platform. The short-listed videos will be showcased through the Youth Climate Report map.  

To participate in the competition, it is necessary to be between 18 and 30 years old and submit a maximum 3-minute video on the categories “responsible production & consumption” or “green and climate friendly jobs”. To learn more about this year's competition, and find the application portal, click here

Winners of the 2017 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Two young climate activists from India and Morocco were selected as the winners of the 2017 competition, out of 247 videos submitted from 94 different countries.

Adarsh Prathap was the winner from India for the category "Oceans and climate change”, with the video “Let mangroves recover”. The video underlines the importance of mangroves and shows how their conservation can save thousands of lives.

Younes Lamsaoui from Morocco won the category “Climate friendly and resilient cities”, with the production “Turning green”. The video highlights how Marrakech, or the “red city”, is responding to the challenges of climate change and how he is contributing to this transition.

Youth Climate Report GIS Map

The map below 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. The map is added to every year and serves as a platform to showcase climate action being taken by youth all around the world. Entries from the competition can be observed on the map.