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Humans are, without a doubt, the most destructive creature to ever inhabit planet Earth. Despite the obvious impacts of climate change such as global warming, sea level rise and animal extinction, many are still in denial of its existence. Even worse still, there are those who are fully aware, and still continue to put their own self-interests in front of everything else. In this category we are looking for films exploring the harrowing reality that we have managed to create. However, it is no less crucial to celebrate the successes that many great individuals around the world have managed to achieve it comes to combating the climate emergency. From one point of view, the COVID pandemic has given the planet a break from heavy industry and pollution. We have seen forests blossom and animals returning to their habitats, as humans were receding into isolation. It would be interesting to examine what long-lasting effects this has had, and what we can learn from it for the future to come.