Story and sound art competition: Share your ideas on reaching 'zero poverty, zero emissions'

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Climate and Development Knowledge Network

You are invited to participate in a blogging, vlogging (video blogging) and sound art competition exploring how you experience climate change today. In one adaptation-related category, CDKN asks 'How is climate change affecting your family, your life, your work?' Share your story of dealing with the impacts of climate change.

For the first time in history, there is the opportunity to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, setting the world on a path to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions within a generation. In Lima, Peru, on 6-7 December, at the heart of this year’s United Nations climate talks, Development & Climate Days 2014 will explore how the world can achieve these goals.

‘D & C Days 2014’ is a two day programme of incisive debate and participatory activities for policy-makers and practitioners, convened by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, the International Institute for Environment and Development, the Overseas Development Institute and the Climate Development Knowledge Network.

All entries must be received by 16 November 2014 (11pm Argentina time, GMT-3). All entries that are short-listed by the Zero Poverty Zero Emissions team will be published on the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and partners’ websites in late November. A panel of expert judges will choose the outstanding entries for each category and announce these at D & C Days 2014.

CKDN  invites you to share your experiences of climate change with policy-makers at D & C Days 2014 and with a global audience that will be ‘tuning in’ to the debate, by entering our blogging, vlogging and sound art competition. Enter your blog, vlog or recording to our competition and be a part of the big debate on bringing ‘Zero Poverty-Zero Emissions’ within reach. We encourage entries from all world regions and will look to showcase selected entries from each one:

• Sub Saharan Africa
• Middle East and North Africa
• Asia and Oceania
• Latin America and the Caribbean
• North America and Europe

‘My story’ category

How is climate change affecting your family, your life, your work? Tell us your story of dealing with the impacts of climate change in your everyday life.

Or: What changes are you making that improve your life or make your business run better and which also tackle or avoid climate change? We’re not looking for a technical essay, but just a simple story about how you are making life better in a low-carbon way.

Send CDKN your blog of 750 words or your vlog (video blog) of 3 minutes or less.

‘My big idea’ category

What do politicians, business leaders and/or everyday citizens need to do to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions in the world, within a generation? Tell us your big idea.

Send CDKN your blog of 750 words or your vlog (video blog) of 3 minutes or less.

‘My sound in miniature’ category:

The effects of climate change hit poor people the hardest. But many solutions to the climate crisis are at local level – like planting and conserving forests, adopting cleaner and greener technologies, slashing pollution – and these can be good for people’s health and livelihoods and give them better lives today. Explore the relationship between climate change and poverty – how unchecked, these problems compact each other; how tackled together, we can forge solutions. Your ‘sound art’ should be under 3 minutes in length. Alternatively, create a piece of ‘sound art’ that evokes sea level rise, its causes and consequences. The Electronic Arts Experimentation and Research Centre (CEIArtE) of the National University of Tres de Febrero in Argentina and Concordia University, Canada are co-organising the ‘My sound in miniature’ category and will lend their expertise to judging the final results.

For more details on how to enter, terms and conditions, please see the competition website.

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