We are delighted to announce ActNowFilm2 – a global youth voices film lead by the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Cambridge Zero – has partnered with Plant-for-the-Planet.

Supported by the UK Universities Network (UUCN), and in partnership with ForAfrika and the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), ActNowFilm2 is a short film compiled of intergenerational conversations from around the world in which young and older people share their experiences of climate change in their lifetimes.

It follows on from the success of ActNowFilm, which premiered last year at the GAUC Youth Summit; COP15 on Biodiversity; Climate Week NYC; and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Plant-for-the-Planet is a global movement to restore forest ecosystems to tackle the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. They empower young people, restore ecosystems, conduct restoration research, provide free software tools and restoration advice for organisations around the world.

In partnering with Plant-for-the-Planet, ActNowFilm2 seeks to further help amplify the voices of young people from across the world and embolden their calls to protect ecosystems.

One of the lead producers, and Head of Policy Programmes and Communications at the IPR, Amy Thompson, explains:

"We’re delighted to partner with Plant-for-the-Planet. They are an incredible organisation working to restore forest ecosystems, prevent biodiversity loss and empower young people. Their approach is one we can all learn from as we tackle the greatest global challenges of our time. We look forward to working together on delivering ActNowFilm2."

Felix Finkbeiner, founder of Plant-for-the-Planet, adds:

"We are very excited about the partnership with ActNowFilm2. For us children and young people of Plant-for-the-Planet, the project is a wonderful opportunity for our voices to be heard. At the same time, we know that we can only confront the climate crisis together, which is why the intergenerational approach resonates with us."