#MyClimateAction

Show the world what climate action looks like

 

Submit your photo or video here!

 

22 April 2022 – Marking this year’s Earth Day, Agora is supporting the United Nations with a photo and video competition that encourages people around the world to showcase their climate action.

Organized by Agora in support of the UN’s ActNow campaign, #MyClimateAction aims to counter paralysis and inaction amid the worsening climate crisis by shining a light on steps being taken by people everywhere, showcasing solutions and inspiring change.

“We invite people to show us their climate action and inspire others. Because, when we pull together, we have much more power to influence change,” said Nanette Braun, UN Chief of Campaigns.

Octavi Royo, CEO and co-founder of Agora, said, “We are proud to team up with the UN to showcase a diverse people-powered movement that demands action from leaders, too.”

 

Agora photo and video contest to showcase people-powered movement for change

 

The call for submissions is open until 25 September, with the contest’s 50 photo and 50 video finalists to be revealed in early October, a month before the UN Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP27). Winning images and photos will be displayed at COP27 and in an online exhibit on the UN website in November.

Entries must be submitted here in accordance with the contest rules and guidelines.

“Leaders must lead. But all of us can do our part,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his recent statement on a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The report found that demand-side strategies, such as making it easier for people to use cleaner forms of transport or eat more plant-based foods, could cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. It also notes that globally the wealthiest 10% households contribute about 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions while the bottom 50% contribute less than 15%.

The ActNow campaign encourages individual behaviour change – especially in advanced economies – to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. It also urges people everywhere to speak up and demand action from governments and businesses.