Are you an aspiring filmmaker or have experience producing short videos? We want to hear inspiring stories from youths (age 18-30) on climate change actions and solutions.
The two themes for this year’s competition are, ‘Climate friendly and resilient cities’ and ‘Oceans and climate change’. Deadline for submissions is 18 August, 2017
The two winners will receive the following prizes:

  • Round-trip travel to Bonn, Germany, November 2017 for COP23; and
  • Position as a youth reporter for COP23, responsible for assisting the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.

Visit: http://biomovies.tve.org/en/enter/global-youth-video-competition/ to learn more.

Work type: Consultancy

Location: Guyana

Categories: Emergency Programme

Terms of Reference

Consultancy for a Research on climate, energy and environment issues and child rights

Country Office: Guyana

Duty station: Georgetown

Section: Emergency

Consultancy title: Climate, energy and environment issues and child rights

Supervisor: Emergency Officer

Duration of Contract: July - August, 2017

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, said that the Government of Guyana is committed to seeing the town of Bartica become a model of ‘green’ development, not only in Guyana but the entire Caribbean region as he launched a US$650,000 project, which is aimed at establishing a reliable point of reference for the existing state of energy use in Bartica.

The financing was received from the Government of Italy in support of the Model ‘Green’ Town, Bartica Project. The data generated from this pilot will be used for future measurements and predictions for evidence-based decision-making and pursuance of projects and programmes. The project will be divided into two phases: In phase one, which is expected to last an average of 12 months, all the energy audits will be completed, public awareness exercises completed and energy data management centre established. To the degree possible, some small-scale pilots/demonstrations will commence. In phase 2, the information gathered will be utilised to undertake the demonstration projects and scale up, where possible.

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, this morning, said that even as climate change is addressed at the national level as a part of Guyana’s ‘green’ development policy position, communities must also be equipped with the necessary tools, training and knowledge since this is where the effects are most felt.

The Minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony of the United Nations Environment (UN Environment) Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Supporting Countries to advance their National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which was held at the Ramada Princess Hotel.