ActNowFilm: intergenerational conversations on climate change is a global youth voices film, produced by the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Cambridge Zero, supported by the UK Universities Climate Network, and in partnership with ForAfrika, the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), and Plant-for-the-Planet. It was showcased in the Blue Zone at COP27 on 9 November 2022.
The film, which was drawn from submissions from every continent, except Antarctica, features intergenerational conversations in which both young and older people share their lived experiences of climate change, as well as their hopes and fears for the future. It shows the rapid escalation of climate impacts on people and places over the lifetimes of participants, in multiple locations across the world, and that now is the time for urgent action to stop climate change.
This film follows on from the success of ActNowFilm, which premiered at COP26 and was subsequently screened at the GAUC Climate Youth Summit on Net-Zero Futures, the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15), and Climate Week NYC. The film brought together youth voices from around the world, and gave young people living across the planet the opportunity to tell decision-makers, in their own words, why stopping climate change is important to future generations.