UNFCCC/CDM African Radio Contest

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In the run-up to the international climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is pleased to announce the launch of a radio contest under the theme -Changing Lives.

The winners will be invited to travel to Durban to take part in a two-week programme of briefings and workshop sessions to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (November 28 - December 9, 2011), at which the countries of the world will be working hard to develop a global response to the challenge of climate change.

The radio contest is open to all broadcasters and freelancers in Africa and is intended to raise awareness about climate change issues and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol.

The CDM is a market-based mechanism that allows emission-reduction projects in developing countries to earn tradable and saleable credits that can be used by industrialized countries to meet a part of their emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

CDM projects are helping local communities in Africa by providing opportunities for sustainable development, creating employment or increased economic activity, improving air quality, and transferring technology, among other benefits.

They invite you to grab your microphone and recording device and create a compelling, exciting radio story that answers the following question:

How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?

The stories can fall into two categories:

  • Those that relate to a specific, ìregisteredî CDM project.

  • Those that do not relate to a specific registered project, but which explore the potential benefits of CDM for community/city/country. Radio stories will be judged on originality, technical excellence, clarity of message, thoroughness of investigation, level of professionalism and presentation skills.

    Application Deadline; August 10.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit;UNFCCC/CDM African Radio Contest Website

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