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Young people worldwide, from 18 to 30 years old (on 28 July 2019), are invited to create a maximum three-minute video in one of the following categories:


1. Land
Videos should showcase balancing use of land for people and ecosystems. 
 

Actions can include:
· Restoring and protecting landscape and forests;
· Protecting wildlife and habitats;
· Reducing emissions by engaging in sustainable consumption;
· Promoting the use of sustainable land management techniques, both traditional and innovative;
· Rehabilitating land that has been degraded;
· Supporting indigenous groups to protect their communal lands;
· Supporting sustainable food growing systems to improve the land and its biodiversity;
· Sharing successful strategies and training new generations to develop sustainable solutions;
· Campaigning to produce behavioural change.


2. Biodiversity
Videos should showcase nature-based solutions for food and human health.

Actions can include:
· Producing locally-varied fruit and vegetables;
· Fishing sustainably;
· Buying more organic and seasonal foods;
· Reducing food waste and composting your food scraps;
· Reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers;
· Protecting local pollinators;
· Building more habitat in your gardens and community;
· Working with local communities and learning about traditional knowledge;
· Campaigning to produce behavioural change related to eating or consumption habits (at school etc.);
· 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.
 

3. Climate
Videos should showcase actions in cities and local which mitigate and adapt to climate change.
 

Actions can include:
· Campaigning to produce behavioral change;
· 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;
· Implementing the sharing economy;
· Providing services to people affected by climate change.



How to apply
Video files must be sent to biomovies@tve.org.uk using the WeTransfer.com website.
Videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles must be provided.

 

Prizes
The winner in each category, the author of the film which receives the most views on tvebiomovies YouTube channel, will win a round trip to the Conference of Parties (COP 25) in Santiago, Chile, in December 2019 and a place as a youth reporter to assist the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts. 
Finalist films will be showcased at SG Climate Summit in New York in September. All films will remain available online for viewing as the tvebiomovies competition continues to run.

The competition is co-organised by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 


Deadline to submit films: 28 July 2019, 23.00 GMT.

Find out more here

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