Deadline: July 28, 2019 00:00 CEST| Apply here
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Eligibility: To participate in the competition, it is necessary to be between 18 and 30 years old and submit a maximum 3-minute video on one of the 3 categories

Global Youth Video Competition 2019

Young people from around the world are encouraged to showcase their actions to combat climate change by submitting a video to the fifth edition of the Global Youth Video Competition.

In 2019, the Video Competition is jointly organized to broaden the scope of entries and mobilize the global youth along the lines of the Global Climate Action Summit called in September by the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres.

It is led by the Secretariats of the three environmental conventions, the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC), Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in partnership with the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Programme Small Grants Programme (UNDP/GEF SGP), Television for Environment (tve) and BNP Paribas Foundation.


This year’s Global Youth Video Competition is divided into 3 categories:

  • Cities and local action to combat climate change
    We are looking for videos that showcase fantastic ideas that have already been implemented into concrete actions both in cities and locally which mitigate and/or help communities adapt to climate change. What we’re most interested in seeing are videos that demonstrate inspirational actions taken by youth to combat climate change regardless of where you come from or whether you have access to state of the art equipment.
  • Nature-based solutions for food and human health
    We need to mobilize and catalyze action around our concerns on health, nutrition, and food systems, and to raise awareness on how to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity for our well-being. Protecting biodiversity is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including those related to hunger, poverty and health.
  • Balancing use of land for people and ecosystems
    More sustainable ways of growing and consuming food and preserving natural habitats could help us secure our food and water supplies, prevent land degradation, mitigate the effects of drought and protect nature at the same time.

Each Convention is responsible for one of the three categories. One winner will be selected from each category.


The final three winners will be invited to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile (COP 25).

Their videos will be presented in front of a global audience, and the winners will be afforded the opportunity to work with the UN Climate Change’s communications team covering highlights of COP25.

Interested in applying for the Global Youth Video Competition 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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