A first step to involve and reach young people will be to raise awareness of the issues around climate change in a way they can relate to. The competition run by the Eco Schools network on behalf of Welsh Government is designed to encouraging pupils to use their imagination to produce a 3-minute video to share their thoughts on a low carbon future for Wales. 

In their videos, pupils should be encouraged to talk about ideas of how Wales can achieve cleaner energy, air and water, healthier food and less pollution.

The winning school will receive a prize of £1,000 and two runners up will receive up to £500 each. 

The award money can only be used to fund decarbonisation projects at the school. The children’s work will be promoted on Welsh Government’s and Keep Wales Tidy’s websites, publications and social media channels. 

Download the competition poster here

The competition is aimed at students aged 8-11 and will accept one video per school.


The competition will run from the 26th February 2018 until 23rd March 2018. Winners will be announced in April 2018.


Please return your submissions to [email protected] but feel free to share your videos on Twitter with @Keep_Wales_Tidy, @EcoSchoolsWales and @wgmin_enviro (Minister for Environment) using #OURWALES2050



Terms and Conditions

You must ensure the relevant parental permission have been sought and by entering the competition you give permission to Welsh Government and Keep Wales Tidy to use materials provided on their website and in other publications.


Context for the competition

The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 places a duty on the Welsh Ministers to ensure emissions are at least 80% lower in 2050 than the baseline year. The Decarbonisation programme has been established to implement the provision of the Act.  The Programme consist of three stages: 

  • defining the Net Welsh Emissions Account to set out what emissions we’re counting;
  • setting interim targets for 2020, 2030 and 2040, and agreeing our first two carbon budgets (2016-20 and 2021-25); and
  • publish a plan of policies and proposals to show how we will meet our first carbon budget.

Climate change is integral to all of the Well-being Goals with specific reference in terms of:


  • A prosperous Wales. - An innovative, productive and low carbon society which recognises the limits of the global environment and therefore uses resources efficiently and proportionately (including acting on climate change); and which develops a skilled and well-educated population in an economy which generates wealth and provides employment opportunities, allowing people to take advantage of the wealth generated through securing decent work 
  • A resilient Wales - A nation which maintains and enhances a biodiverse natural environment with healthy functioning ecosystems which support social, economic and ecological resilience and the capacity to adapt to change (for example climate change)

Useful Links

Environment Act Factsheet


Environment Act Animation


Well-being of Future Generations Act Young peoples guide


Well-being of Future Generations Essentials


UKCCC advice Net Welsh Emissions account


UKCCC advice Targets and Budgets

Cystadleuaeth Llywodraeth Cymru "Cymru 2050"