tve joins UN Climate Change at COP 23 in Bonn to showcase youth climate video winners

On the penultimate day of the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, tve is joining UN Climate Change at the Youth Climate Awards to showcase the winning entries to the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The two winners of the Global Youth Video Competition, which is run by tve as part of tvebiomovies 2017, will receive their awards at the event and tve’s Head of Digital Projects, Nick Turner, will present highlights of the competition.

The competition has received 247 video entries from young people aged 18-30 in 94 different countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

The winning film in each of the two categories was selected by a public vote on YouTube, with the final 40 shortlisted films being viewed over 400,000 times.

In the Oceans and climate change category, Let Mangroves Recover by Adarsh Prathap from India, highlights the importance of preserving mangrove areas to protect coastal areas from the effects of climate change.

The film Turning Green by Younes Lamsaoui from Morocco won the Climate friendly and resilient cities category, explaining the ways that Marrakesh is becoming more environmentally friendly, and his work teaching school children to be more green.

The competition was launched by the UN Climate Change secretariat’s Action for Climate Empowerment initiative, in partnership with tve and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme, which is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

A trailer showcasing clips from the competition entries as well as the two winning films and other shortlisted entries are available to view on the tvebiomovies website and in two playlists on tve’s YouTube channel: Oceans and climate change and Climate friendly and resilient cities.

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 UN Climate Change

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.

UN Climate Change’s youth and education activities are organised through Action for Climate Empowerment ACE.

For media enquiries, contact Nick Turner, manager digital projects, tve

nick.turner@tve.org.uk

+44 (0)20 7 963 7450