November 16, 2017 -
5:45pm to 6:45pm
“Showcasing the power of young people as key players in reaching innovative and ambitious solutions to combat climate change”
This special award ceremony at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), organized in partnership with the UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme, Connect4Climate and Television for the Environment (tve), will screen the winning videos and present the awards of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, showcasing the power of young people as key players in reaching innovative and ambitious solutions to combat climate change. In addition, the focal points of the Youth Constituency (YOUNGO) and Conference of Youth (COY 13) will be awarded for their climate leadership.
This year, videos were submitted under the categories ‘Climate friendly and resilient cites’ and ‘Oceans and climate change’. Out of 247 videos submitted from 94 countries, two young climate leaders were selected as the winners of the 2017 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change.
Mr. Younes Lamsaoui is the winner of the ‘Climate friendly and resilient cities’ category. The video “Turning green” highlights how Marrakesh, the “red city”, is responding to the challenges of climate change and how he is contributing to this transition. As a young primary school teacher, he is educating the next generation on how to help make their city greener and live sustainable.
Mr. Adarsh Prathap is the winner of the ‘Oceans and climate change’ category. The video “Let mangroves recover” underlines the importance of mangroves and shows how their preservation can save thousands of lives. His video, concluding with “sometimes nature is the only answer”, sends a strong message on the significance of this ecosystem for the region for saving its vulnerable coastline.
All times are CET
5:45-5:48 pm - Welcoming Remarks, Mr. Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson, Moderator
5:48-5:56 pm - Musical performance Green School, Bali, Indonesia
5:56-5:58 pm - Introduction to the Youth Competition, Mr. Nick Turner, Digital Manager, TVE
5:58-6:00 pm - Mr. Mark Terry, York University
6:00-6:03 pm - Screening of the summary video for 2017’s competition
6:03-6:29 pm - Opening Remarks, Screening of the Winning Videos and Presentation of the Awards
6:03-6:06 pm - Mr. Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn
6:06-6:10 pm - Screening of the “Turning Green”, winning video for the category “Climate friendly and resilient cities”, (Introduced by Mr. Younes Lamsaoui, Morocco)
6:10– 6:12 pm - Award presented by Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan and Ms. Francoise Clottes, Director, Strategy and Operations, GEF to Mr. Younes Lamsaoui
6:12-6:15 pm - Ms. Franciose Clottes, Director, Strategy and Operations, GEF
6:15-6:19 pm - Screening of the “Let mangroves recover”, winning video for the category "Oceans and climate change” (Introduction by Mr. Adarsh Prathap, India)
6:19-6:22 pm - Minister Inia Seruiratu, Fijian High Level Climate Champion, Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management
6:22-6:24 pm - Award presented by Minister Inia Seruiratu, Fiji, High Level Climate Champion and (tbc) Mr. Max Thabiso Edkins, Connect4Climate to Mr. Adarsh Prathap
6:24-6:27 pm - Mr. Max Thabiso Edkins, Connect4Climate, World Bank
6:27-6:29 pm - Screening of the Video “We Are Uniting for Climate Action”
6:29-6:42 pm - Acknowledging Youth Climate Action
6:29-6:32 pm - Ms. Yoko Watanabe, Global Manager, GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP
6:32-6:35 pm - Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
6:35–6:37 pm - Certificate of recognition to COY 13 organizers presented by Mr. Ovais Sarmad
6:37-6:40 pm - Inspirational Message Mr. Jean-Jacques Goron, Managing Director, BNP Paribas Foundation
6:42-6:45 pm - Closing Remarks
Mr. Michael Hoch, President of the University of Bonn
Event to take place on the Main Stage at Bonn Zone.