Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 4:00 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff:The National Climate Change Office (NCCO), which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development, has launched the 2018 National Climate Change Youth Video Competition.
This competition is linked to the 2018 ‘Global Youth Video Competition’ being organized by the United Nations Climate Change.
The top two videos for the national competition will be submitted to the UN Climate Change as Belize’s submission to the global competition.
The Global Youth Video Competition will culminate with two participants being selected as winners to attend the Conference of Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.
The video competition aims to highlight climate action being undertaken by youth through original and thought-provoking videos.
The competition offers an opportunity for persons between the ages of 18 to 30 to showcase ways in which they are implementing concrete actions in their communities to inspire leaders and policymakers to address Climate Change nationally.
Participants must submit an original 3-minute maximum video.
The videos may showcase on one of two categories: ‘responsible production and consumption’ or ‘green and climate-friendly jobs’.
‘Responsible production and consumption’ may include activities to reduce consumption, decrease emissions during the life-cycle of goods, promote sustainable fashion or encourage the reuse of materials during production.
‘Green and climate-friendly jobs’ may showcase entrepreneurship or work activities that involve addressing climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or that incorporate adaptation to climate change.
The deadline for the submission of videos is July 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Sponsorship of national prizes is being provided by The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge, and Pacz Tours.
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