ActNowFilm - a youth voices film project from the COP26 Universities Network – will have its film trailer debut at Climate Week NYC.

Running from 20 – 26 September 2021, Climate Week NYC takes place alongside the UN General Assembly and brings together international leaders from business, government, and civil society to showcase global climate action.

Led by student volunteers and representatives from the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Cambridge Zero, supported by The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), ActNowFilm is a youth voices film project showcasing the views of 18 – 30-year-olds.

In the film, young people from across the world have shared their lived experiences of climate change; their hopes and ambitions for the future; and their 'asks' of the climate change negotiators, as well as their own climate pledges. To date, over 140 submissions from 32 countries have been received.

Alongside Climate Week NYC, the ActNowFilm trailer will also premier at the UN Biodiversity Convention (11 – 15 October 2021); and GAUC’s global youth summit on net-zero future, Climate x (26 October 2021).

Head of Policy Programmes and Communications at the IPR, and one of the leads on ActNowFilm, Amy Thompson, adds:

"We’re delighted ActNowFilm will have its film trailer debut at Climate Week NYC and will be featured in other upcoming climate conferences in the lead up to COP26 in November".

"Young people from across the world deserve to have their lived experiences, hopes, and ambitions for the future listened to and acted upon. Climate change is real and is happening now and young people want change. By showcasing this film to global leaders and climate negotiators in the coming weeks we hope they will lead the changes that are needed and take action."