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 once again with the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC).

Supported by the UK Universities Network (UUCN), and in partnership with ForAfrika and Plant-for-the-Planet, 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 Climate Youth Summit on Net-Zero Futures; UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15); Climate Week NYC; and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Formed in 2019, GAUC is a global network of universities seeking to advance climate change solutions through research, education and public outreach, and through partnership with industry and non-profit organisations, to help promote rapid implementation from local to global scales.

In partnering with GAUC once again, following their support for ActNowFilm, ActNowFilm2 seeks to increase its international reach and further help amplify the voices of young people from across the world.

One of the lead producers, and Engagement Manager at Cambridge Zero, Amy Munro-Faure, explains:

"Both younger and elder generations have specific perspectives on how climate change is influencing the world we live in. People in the elder generation have experienced the most lived environmental change whilst today’s youth face the largest impacts across their futures. This film aims to bring together these perspectives into an urgent account of both the change we’ve already experienced and a clarion call for the policy changes needed to protect everyone’s futures."

Wang Binbin, GAUC Executive Secretary-General, adds:

"Youth is the backbone of a net-zero future. In 2022, GAUC is taking a more ambitious measure in mobilising the climate actions of the youth worldwide by upgrading the Climate x Summit, initiated last year, into the Global Youth Climate Week. We are delighted that ActNowFilm2 is going to be a part of the week. By working closely together, we will bring the intergenerational conversation on climate change to the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27)."