UNFCCC launched a CDM themed photo and video contest

The UNFCCC Secretariat launched a photo and video contest aimed at highlighting the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism and the importance of market-based approaches in the international response to climate change. The two categories of the contest – photo and personal video – are meant to inspire participants to communicate a complex message in a way that might surprise, entertain and provoke thought. They are looking for striking images and interesting videos that showcase CDM projects or their related benefits.

For the photo contest, the theme is “CDM is changing lives”.  The photos submitted to the contest should illustrate how CDM changes lives and help the world learn about the value of the CDM and market-based approaches to combat climate change.  For the personal video-phone contest, applicants are invited to grab a video–enabled phone and record themselves completing the phrase: “People should know about this CDM project because?” or “People should know about the CDM because?”, all in 30 seconds or less. Applicants are encouraged to send videos which highlight the benefits of a registered CDM project and/or able to explain in a clear and concise way how the CDM is contributing to the international response to climate change and sustainable development.

The winners of the contest will receive $4000 prize and winning works will be displayed in a dedicated booth at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November 2013.  The short-listed entries could feature prominently in important print and promotional material, on the UNFCCC website and social media. Deadline for submitting videos and photos are September 30th, 2013.

The UNFCCC’s photo and video contest presents a great opportunity to promote sustainable transport and the mitigation potential of transport-focused CDM projects.

Below are the list of eligible CDM BRT/MRT projects as of late 2012: 

For more information on the UNFCCC Photo and Personal Video contest please visit, https://cdm.unfccc.int/contest/13/index.html.