Nov 4, 2022

ActNowFilm2 to showcase at COP27

The UK Universities Climate Network is proud to support ActNowFilm2 – an innovative global youth voices led intergenerational film, highlighting the lived experiences of climate change. The film will feature in the Blue Zone of the UN Climate Change Conference on Wednesday 9 November.

ActNowFilm2 has been coordinated by the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Cambridge Zero in partnership with ForAfrika, Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) and Plant-for-the-Planet. It is a short film compiled of intergenerational conversations from around the world in which young and older people share their lived experiences, and hopes and fears of climate change, across generations. The conversations are led by young people and seek to show and discuss what action has already been taken to protect people and places and act as a call for greater further action to protect humanity from the effects of climate change.

ActNowFilm2 is an opportunity for young and older people living across the planet to tell decision-makers, in their own words, about their experiences of climate change, why climate action is important to them and future generations, and what messages they would like to give the COP27 negotiators.

ActNowFilm2 is drawn from films submitted by participants from every continent, except Antarctica. The film shows the rapid escalation of climate impacts on people and places over the lifetimes of participants, in multiple locations across the world, and that now is the time for urgent action to stop climate change.

It follows on from the success of ActNowFilm, which premiered last year at the GAUC Climate Youth Summit on Net-Zero FuturesUN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15)Climate Week NYC; and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

ActNowFilm2 will be shown in the Blue Zone COP27 on 9 November, between 10:30 – 11:00 GMT. Watch live.

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