This year’s theme is ‘The Earth We Live, The Air We Breathe’, which focuses on climate change and livelihood.
Change in world climate would influence the functioning of many ecosystems and their member species. Likewise, there would be impacts on livelihood. Some of these impacts would be beneficial.
For example, in currently hot regions, a further increase in temperatures might reduce the viability of disease-transmitting mosquito populations. Overall, however, scientists consider that most of the impacts of climate change would be adverse, and the world’s climate system is fundamental to our ecosystem’s life-support.
In line with GSKL Better Living’s goal of building and empowering young generations about the effect of climate change on livelihood, the Photojournalism Competition 2020 hopes to inspire visual representations, from a youth perspective, on two interrelated socio-environmental issues that are often felt, but rarely seen: climate change and livelihood.
Coverage areas related to climate change may include, but are not limited to:
- Air and water;
- Animal and ecosystem;
- Tree and forest;
- Health and wellbeing; and
- Sustainable food, among others.
Importantly, given that most discussions around climate change and livelihood have been at a global level, taking a Malaysian perspective should contribute to new insights from a local perspective, and thus, is highly encouraged.