We are delighted to announce that ActNowFilm: youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts has been selected to showcase at COP28. The film will premiere in the Green Zone at COP28 on Friday, 8 December (Youth, Children, Education and Skills Day) from 15:00 – 16:30 in the Terra Auditorium. The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring ActNowFilm participants Mary Robinson, Dawda Cham and Moliehi Mafantiri as well as Amy Thompson and Amy Munro-Faure from the ActNowFilm project team.

ActNowFilm is an international youth voices in climate change project, run by the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Cambridge Zero, with support from the UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN) and in partnership with One Young World.

Over the course of the past four months, the project brought together youth climate leaders and eminent climate experts from across the world for 1-2-1 conversations, which will form the basis of the film. In total, we filmed with 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and climate experts from every continent, except Antarctica, with representation from 33 countries. Participants include leaders from indigenous communities, business, policy, activism, academia, the third sector and international organisations.

The film aims to demonstrate the skills, capacity, knowledge, experience and expertise that youth climate leaders contribute to the fight against climate change, and to act as a clarion call for the integration of young people into national climate negotiating teams and global climate decision-making processes.

From 30 November to 12 December, COP28 will bring together international government negotiators, decision-makers, and policymakers in the United Arab Emirates to discuss how they should accelerate action towards stopping climate change.

More ActNowFilm events at COP28 will be announced soon.