2015 GYMC Side Event to Bonn Climate Change Conference June 2015

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Invitation to the Bonn Climate Change Conference – June 2015 Side Event

Communicating Climate Change and the post2015 Agenda:

The 2015 Global Challenges Youth Music Contest

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Date and Time:

Monday, 1st of June 2015, 15.00 – 16.30 CEST


Bonn III – World Conference Center Bonn, Germany



  • Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Développement Durable (AVD)

in cooperation with:

  • International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, IAAI
  • UNESCO Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Program
  • Citizens Climate Lobby – Pathway to Paris

Event Description:

Innovative approaches to engaging youth and broadcast media in climate change communication and COP21 momentum building are needed. The 2015 Global Youth Music Contest and its Award Gala TV Show during COP21 plans will be presented and discussed as a flagship initiative in this field. The side event builds on the outcomes of COP21 Youth and Media Alliance Building Workshop held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris 24th of April 2015 in Paris (http://www.glocha.info/index.php/latest-news/263-cop21youth-and-media-workshop) and will serve as a basis for the launch of 2015 GYMC during Bonn Climate Change Conference June 2015 at a press conference 3rd of June 2015.

Draft Agenda:

  • Miroslav Polzer, IAAI & Jean Paul Brice AffanaWelcome and Introduction
  • Adriana Valenzuela Jimenez, UNFCCC secretariat – Article 6 of the Convention, Education, Training and Public Awareness, Communications and Outreach Program
  • John Crowley, UNESCO (skype)
  • Hazami Barmada, Social Entrepreneur and Communications Consultant, Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (skype)
  • Michael Mullane, EBU (Video message) – The Role of Public Service Media
  • Joe Robertson, Citizens Climate Lobby
  • screening of video message of Angela Valenzuela and Augustin Martz (Earth in Brackets initiative) received for COP21 Youth and Media Workshop 24 April 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzw1lkC03hI&list=PL07aAmDA8jk1W09QVtz_LTS776Hu89fNX&index=5

Everybody kindly invited!

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