This week, New York’s busiest tourist spot will be a showcase for climate action, as youth climate documentaries are broadcast across Times Square’s iconic Broadway displays.
Over 300,000 people pass through Times Square everyday.
Now till 29 August, those visitors will get a taste of the impact and solutions to climate change, with a 30 second compilation video broadcast across the 38’-wide, 48’-tall LED displays.
The compilation is part of the Action4Climate competition – a project of Connect4Climate and MTV Voices – aimed at celebrating the youth perspective on climate change.
Across the 300 submissions from young directors in 70 countries, the documentaries show a new world of climate impacts, solutions and actions, addressing one of our generation’s greatest challenges.
As World Bank Group President, Jim Young Kim said:
We will never end poverty if we do not tackle climate change.
The stories show drought in Sub-Saharan Africa, floods in Southeast Asia and extreme weather in the Philippines.
They also show climate solutions; from renewable energy to inspiring leadership.
Each one represents a personal story; and together they show a society getting together and tackling climate change.
Broadcast every 15 minutes on Times Square, the documentaries showcase the hope and action around the world on climate change.