tve joins UNFCCC to present Youth Climate Awards at COP22

17 November 2016: Midway through the global climate talks in Marrakech, tve has showcased winning entries to the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change at the UNFCCC’s Youth Awards Ceremony. The two winners of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, part of tvebiomovies 2016, received awards and tve’s Nick Turner presented highlights of the youth film competition including a fast-paced, two-minute trailer, to an audience of 400. The awards took place at a UNFCCC side event at the COP22 international climate meeting.

Two inspiring stories of climate action and public awareness produced by Faouzia Bahloul from Tunisia and Phuong Vu Hoang from Vietnam, were chosen by viewers in an online vote.

As well as being invited to Marrakesh to receive their awards, both winners have spent the week working with the UNFCCC’s communications team as youth reporters covering highlights of the meeting through their twitter accounts, @SkyRedcatss and @FaouziaTunisia.

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Entries were submitted from young people in 77 different countries, from France to Fiji.  The competition was launched by Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), UNFCCC secretariat, in partnership with tve and supported by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme, which is administered by the UN Development Programme.  The two winners and the other shortlisted entries to the competition can be viewed on the tvebiomovies website

Entries to tvebiomovies 2016 were also shown at two other events at COP22 in Marrakech. Seventeen finalists for the Short Film competition were showcased at an event hosted in the UNDP Pavilion on Saturday 12th and the three walkthrough videos from our Sustainable Worlds on Minecraft challenge were shown at an event run by Connect4Climate on Sunday 13th in Marrakech.

Notes to editors

About tve 
tve creates and enables others to create powerful, effective communications about the environment and development. Through film, animation, documentaries, debates and social media, the media charity reaches global audiences, giving a voice to a new generation committed to a greener and fairer world.

About the UNFCCC
With 197 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.

Click here to keep up with all the activities of Action for Climate Empowerment ACE.

About GEF – Small Grants Programme
Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by “thinking globally acting locally”. By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

Photo courtesy of UNFCCC – left to right – Max Thabiso Edkins, Communications Officer, Connect4Climate; Mark Terry, Youth Climate Report; Nick Turner, Manager, digital projects, Television for the Environment; Kaia Rose, USA, winner of Connect4Climate ‘Put a price on carbon’ award; Phuong Vu Hoang, winner of Public Awareness category; Faouzia Badhoul, winner of Climate Action category; Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson; Delfin Ganapin, Global Manager of the GEF Small Grants Programme; Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth; Adriana Valenzuela, focal point for Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) with UNFCCC; Angelica Shamerina, Environmental Specialist at UNDP, GEF Small Grants Program