COP 23: Morocco’s Younes Lamsaoui Wins ‘Youth Climate Action’ Award
Bonn – Morocco’s Younes Lamsaoui won, Thursday in Bonn, the “Youth Climate Action” prize, awarded as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), for a video highlighting Marrakech as a green city.
Lamsaoui won in the “Climate friendly cities” category for his video “Turning green”, which shows how the city responded to the challenges of climate change.
In his 3-minute video, Younes Lamsaoui presents his birthplace, Marrakech, host last year of the 22nd UN Climate Change Conference (COP22), underlining efforts and practices to promote sustainable development in the city.
This young teacher is educating his students on climate change issues and encouraging them to join environmental protection efforts.
Lamsaoui told MAP that he was very honored to win the prize, adding that his video, made as part of a project with students from Cadi Ayyad university, is meant to raise awareness of the fight against climate change and contribute to promoting sustainable tourism in Marrakech.
The video was selected from among the 247 projects submitted by 94 countries, as part of the 2017 “Global Youth Video Competition” on climate change.