The fight and adaptation to climate change, preservation of the biodiversity, energy transition, sustainable agriculture as well as transport and eco-mobility are only some issues of the commercials, image films and documentaries which will be presented at the 5th edition of the Deauville Green Awards on June 15th & 16th. As the largest green showcase in Europe, the festivals shows three competition programs which are dealing with sustainability, eco-innovations and social responsibilty.
Until 2nd of April, directors, producers, TV stations as well as companies and organizations can submit their films in 14 different categories which include eco-tourism and responsible travel, sustainable producing and circular economy, responsible consumption and eco-labels, health and living environment, organizations and social responsibility, handicap, diversity, solidarity, innovations and technological leaps, demographic transition and dependence. The rules and regulations for the application process are available online.
Organized by the association Un écran pour la planète, the festival welcomes applications from PR-agencies, producers and directors, marketing and communication professionals from corporate companies, public administrations, tv channels, multi- media agencies, associations and organizations. The Deauville Green Awards are accepting advertising messages that are less than two minutes long, documentary programs with a length of more than 25 minutes as well as audiovisual communication of corporations, businesses or administrations with a maximum length of less than 25 minutes.
This year, the festival is sponsored by French glaciologist and climatologist Jean Jouzel. As Vice President of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), together with Al Gore he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. "When you conduct research, it is not enough just to get a result, you have to make it known”, says Jean Jouzel. The IPCC assesses the thousands of scientific papers published each year to tell policymakers what we know and don’t know about the risks related to climate change. The members of the IPCC which is based in Switzerland are the 195 member states of the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The next session of the IPCC will take place in Nairobi on 11-13 April, when the Panel will discuss which special reports to undertake in the coming years and start work on the Sixth Assessment Report.
Switzerland will also be the official Guest of Honourof the Deauville Green Awards this year. According to the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), awarded by the universities of Columbia and Yale, Switzerland is one of the greenest countries in the world when it comes to air pollution, water quality, biodiversity, responsible tourism, management of natural resources and climate change.