Global Youth Video Competition

By | July 21, 2019

Global Youth Video Competition

Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? If yes, then Submit a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference in Chile on December 2019.

The Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized 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.


Balancing use of land for people and ecosystems:Healthy land-based ecosystems – forests, drylands, wetlands– are vital to all life on earth.

They need a rich land able to produce good food and absorb carbon, forests to prevent erosion and help regulate the climate, and diverse balanced ecosystems to maintain the life on land.

Actions could 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 changeCities and local action to combat climate change:How they live and work together in communities and cities can have a huge impact in tackling climate change.

    Energy efficient buildings, low carbon public transport and encouraging cycling and walking are essential to cutting CO2 emissions.

    Greening cities with parks and gardens reduces CO2 and helps cool urban areas and reduce flooding. Thinking and acting at a local level helps communities fight climate change and build resilience to climate impacts.

    For instance, producing goods and food locally can lower the cost of transportation, reduce waste and help local economies.

    Actions could 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 changeNature-based solutions for food and human health: The natural world – land, forests, habitats and ecosystems – support all life on the planet. Their food systems, nutrition, and health depend biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. However, their food systems are the greatest drivers of biodiversity loss.

    Actions could include:

  • Producing locally-varied fruit and vegetables
  • Fishing sustainably
  • Buying more organic and seasonal foods
  • Reducing food waste and composting applicants food scraps
  • Reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Protecting local pollinators
  • Building more habitat in applicants 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 bottleEligibility Criteria
  • Global Youth Video Competition requirements:
  • Applicants must be between 18 and 30 on the closing date
  • Applicants video must be a maximum of three minutes
  • Applicants video must be in English or have English subtitles
  • Applicants must be free and available to travel to Chile in December 2019How to Apply

    Applications must be submitted online via given website.

    Apply by 28th July 2019

For more information and application details, see;Global Youth Video Competition