UK’s “Green Generation” honoured in EBRD-supported “Green economy” category
A global audience has selected a winner for tvebiomovies 2015. Kiran Sapkota’s short film, “The Green Generation”, attracted over 3,500 views on YouTube and was named the winner of tvebiomovies2015 this evening at an awards ceremony held at EBRD’s headquarters.
The video can be viewed on tve’s YouTube channel.
The EBRD supported the Green Economy category of the competition, for which filmmakers were asked to respond to the question: “How can we make our economies greener?”
Kiran Sapkota’s musical response, “Use the energy from sun and biogas, increased efficiency and even more cash”, highlights the central theme of the green economy approach – making business work for both people and the environment.
In a green economy more of the energy we use will be produced from renewable sources (wind and solar power are just two examples), we will all waste less water and we will use the earth’s resources – from forests and oceans to beaches and clean air – in ways that will provide jobs, food and fuel but not damage the environment.
Greening economies is a vital part of EBRD activity in countries stretching from Mongolia to Morocco, through the Bank’s Sustainable Resource Initiative and its recently adopted Green Economy Transition approach.
The EBRD has had a strong environmental mandate since it was founded in 1991. Between 2006 and the end of 2015 it invested over €18 billion in more than 1,000 sustainable energy and resource projects with a total value of €97 billion.
Prior to last year’s COP 21 talks, the EBRD committed to scaling up it’s financing to tackle climate change over the next four years. It now aims to increase green financing to around €18 billion, or 40 per cent, of its total annual investment by 2020.
This growth in green financing will be achieved by further increasing existing activities such as financing for renewable energy projects, and by boosting the EBRD’s work to transfer the most advanced climate technology to the countries where it invests.