Award ceremony for the 5th edition of the Global Youth Video Competition.
ecosystems are among
those facing the greatest
threat on our planet.
PROTECTING THE OCEANS REQUIRES COLLECTIVE ACTION
on a global scale. The partnership set up by BNP Paribas Asia Pacific, with the filmmaker Craig Leeson, to make the documentary A Plastic Ocean, demonstrated the devastating effects of our overconsumption of single-use plastics to millions of viewers.
THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME: RAISE AWARENESS
to protect launched by the Longitude 181 association, which is dedicated to the protection of the oceans and large marine animals, received the Coup de Coeur award from the Help2Help association, led by BNP Paribas employees. Thanks to this financial support, the games and activities explaining the oceans to children will be created and distributed in schools or play centres.
Promoting and sharing information on environmental issues
THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE BNP PARIBAS FOUNDATION,
Climat, the 360° exhibition, created by the Cité des Sciences in partnership with the French Institute and UN Environment, has been taking visitors on a voyage across five continents, since 2015. To date, this model has been rolled out in 17 countries where the Group operates. In early 2019, an updated version, incorporating the latest scientific data, was presented at the new BNP Paribas site in the Paris region. It has since been shown in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and even in the Middle East for the first time in October, in Bahrain.
GIVING YOUNG PEOPLE A VOICE, TO SHOW
the entire world inspiring examples of action in the fight to protect biodiversity and the climate. This is the goal of the Global Youth Video Competition, launched in 2015 by UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation. In 2019, 404 short films were made by 18-30-year-olds from 114 countries. 20 of these films were preselected by the jury and were viewed on YouTube over 500,000 times. The three winners were invited to the COP25 (United Nations Climate Change Conference), held in Madrid in December.
This educational programme is the cornerstone of our association. Children are the adults of the future, it is important that they are aware of the damage being caused to the oceans, so that, in later life, they will act responsibly.
C A R O L E K I N N A E R T BNP PARIBAS PROJECT MANAGER, DIVER
AND VOLUNTEER FOR LONGITUDE 181
19CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY 2019 ACTIVITY REPORT