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What Does Climate Change Mean to You?

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Imagine living in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2040s. By then, according to World Bank projections, 80% of cropland would be infertile. That will cause increase in food prices and lead to other challenges in the region.  

Due to climate change, we won’t have problems only in Sub-Saharan Africa but in other parts of the world as well. As I have written previously, climate change will affect us in every way possible — from feeding ourselves to finding good jobs.

We must act now to raise awareness about climate change because it is already affecting us. I know that glaciers are melting faster in my home country, Nepal. My relatives who are farmers are experiencing unpredictable rainfall and declining soil quality.

How is climate change affecting you or your community?

Submit a 1-12 minute video documentary telling a story about climate change and you might win a cash prize up to $15,000 or video equipment. Youth from all over the world who are in two age groups, 14-17 and 18-35, are eligible to enter this contest, which will be judged by a panel of famous film directors and others. You can submit your video individually or in teams of five or fewer people. The deadline is Feb. 15.

Watch a video about the competition.

Check out the Connect4Climate page to learn more.


Submitted by Zulfiqar Sheth on

The President of World Bank group rightly said that "We will never end poverty if we don't tackle climate change". Most of poor of the world are engaged with the primary activities like agriculture, mining, fishing and allied activities. Climate change and effects of the global warming affecting both the welfare of people and economic development of the nation. The over dependency on nature by poor people is another concern for third world countries which not only pollutes environment but also poses serious health relate issues. Due to changes in the climatic conditions developing world is particularly vulnerable and unless and until we can not tackle potential damage from environmental changes we can not transform "the vicious circle" of poverty in to "virtues circle".

Submitted by Patrick Aririguzo on

i will like to apply for the competition on climate change so that it will be part of my NGO work.

Submitted by Patrick Aririguzo on

am interested to send video for the competition