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Global Youth Video Competition: assert your actions to combat climate change and submit your video!

(Rome, 17 July 2019) “Climate change does not respect border, it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges’, which require global solidarity” said Ban Ki-Moon. Today, you have the opportunity to showcase your actions against climate change by submitting your video to the Global Youth Video Competition 2019. 

Participants can submit their videos in three categories:

  • cities and local action to combat climate change, see details here
  • nature-based solutions for food and human health, see details here
  • balancing use of land for people and ecosystems, see details here

A winner will be selected in each of those categories and will be awarded the right to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference in Chile in December 2019 (COP25). 

The requirements of the Global Youth Video Competition are the length of the video (3 minutes), the language of the video (spoken or subtitled in English) and the age of the video-maker (18 to 30 years old).

This competition, to which UNIMED encourages to participate, reflects UNIMED’s commitment to the fight against climate change and the threats and challenges consequently arousing. This engagement is exemplified by the SubNetworks UNIMED feeds such as the ones on Food and Water, which gives particular attention to the sustainable management of water and the use of innovative methodologies for monitoring and recovering degraded land areas, in the context of agricultural production under climate change. This is also the case of the SubNetwork BlueMed, which inter alia aims at mapping current actions to avoid replication and encourage best practices in fields such as adaptation to climate change. The SubNetwork on Mediterranean Tourism is focused as well on climate change, aiming at promoting awareness and understanding of the importance of tourism’ sustainability and impact on the environment. 

All the details of the competition and the application form are available here. You have until the 28th of July to submit your videos! 

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