Voting now open to select the winners of the tvebiomovies Global Youth Video Competition

With 40 inspiring videos of action on climate change now online for viewing, the 2017 tvebiomovies Global Youth Video Competition, supported by UN Climate Change, has now moved into its final phase.

A record-breaking 246 entrants from 96 countries submitted video reports on activities dealing with the two themes of Climate friendly and resilient cities and Oceans and climate change.  The videos showcase a huge range of climate change related stories and community action, from developing cleaner cook stoves in Zambia and new solar projects in Brazil, to restoring mangroves in Indonesia and preserving reefs through art in Spain.

View the films for voting on the tvebiomovies webpage

With 20 shortlisted entries in each of the two categories, and each view counting as one vote, the viewing public will now select the winning films. Each of the two finalists will be invited as a youth reporter to the UN climate meeting in Bonn, Germany in November.

Notes to editors

The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate change is part of tvebiomovies 2017 and is co-organised with the UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme. Alongside the Global Youth Video category, tvebiomovies, now in its eighth successful year, also invited entries for short film proposals in two categories: the GEF prize for Invasive Alien Species; and the GEF prize for People and protected area systems and parks. The final six films, three in each category, are now being produced and will be streamed online and open for voting from 1 November.

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. www.tve.org

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