The CVF is participating through its global network in a UNDP – led story telling contest to amplify voices of vulnerable countries in the run-up to the UNFCCC at Paris (COP21) this November/December
The Voices2Paris contest aims to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
The contest targets journalists 35 years of age and under from developing countries who are already engaged in public writing and want to contribute – locally and internationally – towards greater public awareness on climate change.
The best stories will be published every day in the immediate run-up to COP21, carrying messages of struggle, opportunity and hope from the climate change frontlines worldwide. The authors of the top prize-winning stories will be sponsored by UNDP and Oxfam Hong Kong to attend and cover the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris this December.
Stories can be submitted by young journalists from developing countries in English, and in Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish with an English translation, on a rolling basis until October 11th, 2015. Guidelines to participate are available on UNDP Geneva website.
A team of senior journalists reporting on climate change from top-tier international media outlets, regional media associations, and representatives from major international organizations, will review the entries and mentor the participants.