CDM Launches 2013 ‘CDM Changing Lives’ Photo and Video Contest

Changing Lives5 August 2013: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched the 2013 edition of its 'CDM Changing Lives Photo and Video Contest,' which aims to showcase the CDM and its benefits.

The contest is open until 30 September 2013 and also aims to highlight the importance of market-based approaches in the international response to climate change. The photo contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers, and submitted photos should show the value of the CDM and its benefits. For the video contest, submissions should highlight the benefits of a registered CDM project and/or explain how the CDM is contributing to the international response to climate change and sustainable development. The submitted videos should complete the phrase 'People should know about this CDM project because…' or 'People should know about the CDM because…'

The winning submissions will be displayed at the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC to be held in Warsaw, Poland, in November 2013. Short-listed entries could also be featured in print and promotional material, on the UNFCCC website and social media. [Contest Webpage]