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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), together with the Environment-tve, is calling on youths around the world who are inspired to save the planet, to take part in the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition, and win a trip to the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) which will be held in Chile in December 2019.

There are 3 categories for this year’s competition and entrants must submit a 3-minute video in any of these 3 categories:

1) Land – Balancing use of land for people and ecosystems. Some examples of what the videos should showcase are:

  • Restoring and protecting landscape and forests
  • Protecting wildlife and habitats
  • Reducing emissions by engaging in sustainable consumption
  • Supporting indigenous groups to protect their communal lands
  • Supporting sustainable food growing systems to improve the land and its biodiversity.

2) Climate – Cities and local action to combat climate change. Some examples of what the videos should showcase are:

  • Developing more sustainable commuting
  • Producing products and food locally
  • Reducing the use of energy in buildings
  • Local solutions for sustainable energy access and transformation
  • Creating wealth from waste
  • Reclaiming green spaces.

3) Biodiversity – Nature-based solutions for food and human health. Some examples of what the videos should showcase are:

  • Producing locally-varied fruit and vegetables
  • Fishing sustainably
  • Reducing food waste and composting your food scraps
  • Reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Reducing food packaging by using reusable bags or reusing glass jars or containers
  • Avoiding single-use plastics like plastic straws, coffee cups, plastic cutlery, take out containers or plastic water bottle.


The winner of each category will win a sponsonred round trip to COP25 (inclusive of accommodation and other expenses); and be assigned as a youth reporter at COP25, assisting the UN Climate Change team with videos, articles and social media posts.


Winning and finalist films will be shown at UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September 2019.


Youths of any nationality who are between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible. They must have inspiring local stories to tell
about positive actions to protect planet earth, telling it through a 3-minute video, that is either in English, or subtitled in English.

Applicants must be available to travel to Chile in December 2019.


Entry forms must be submitted through the biomovies.tve.org website by 28 July 2019.

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