The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is pleased to launch a photo contest to raise awareness about the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
There are now more than 1,180 CDM projects in 49 developing countries, contributing to sustainable development while reducing greenhouse gas emissions through green investment.
Project participants with registered CDM projects are encouraged to submit digital photos of their projects that reflect the theme "CDM Changing Lives".
Whether it's a photo highlighting the employment opportunities created by CDM, the greening of industry, or simply the lighting of a community or a kitchen table, the judging panel wants to see your vision of this remarkable, innovative mechanism.
The winning works will be displayed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008. They will also feature prominently in important print and promotional material and on the UNFCCC website. All submitted works might play a part in communication efforts in support of the international response to climate change.
This is a great way to help the world learn the value of CDM projects. It is also a great way for photographers to gain global exposure and recognition.