Keeping you up-to-date on the latest news and events of interest to the Momentum for Change community
Connecting Green Entrepreneurs and Investors

While small and medium-sized enterprises might be individually small, collectively they represent more than 95% of the world's businesses, and have a huge potential to improve the environment and create sustainable livelihoods. However, only a fraction of this investment potential is currently realized.


The Ground_Up Project addresses this challenge by providing a platform that connects green entrepreneurs and investors, as well as service and technology providers. Its Value Compass tool analyses projects to match investors' preference.


If you're an entrepreneur, you can use the platform to profile your environmental project, extend your reach, and gain access to the resources you need to grow. If you're an investor, you can use the platform to find and connect with thousands of small environmental projects.


MORE: Check out the Ground-Up blog for examples ranging from organic farming to clean energy.
Lights, Camera, Paris: Win Your Way to COP21

Young people around the globe are invited to share what they are doing to tackle climate change (in three minutes or less!) by entering the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change.


Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December (COP21), where they will join the UN Climate Change secretariat's communications team as videographers and reporters. The competition is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 and videos must be submitted by 17 August 2015.


Visit TVE to learn more about the competition or to submit a short video.

Check out our Video of the Week Series!

Have you heard about our Video of the Week series? Every Friday, the UN Climate Change secretariat features a Momentum for Change video on its website.


Filmed on location, the videos take the viewer on a trip around the world for a first-hand look at the inspiring work being done by winners of the Momentum for Change Award. Learn about the diverse range of action underway to address climate change and meet the people who are making a real difference.


Here are two of the videos featured this month:  

  • Community-based Flood Early-warning System: Watch how the innovative use of information communication technology helps Himalayan communities adapt to climate change.
  • Bhungroo: Watch how women farmers in western India are building agricultural resilience by harvesting rainwater.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page every Friday for a new video.