Apply for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards!

Deadline:  25 April 2016
Open to: Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change
Prize: chance to participate at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Description

Are you leading a project that addresses climate change? We want to hear from you!

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the historic Paris Agreement.

Selected initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ shine a light on innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. They will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

“Now that countries have agreed to an unprecedented global treaty to combat climate change, it is time to unleash action and investment towards a low-emission, resilient and sustainable future,” said Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson.

“The solutions awarded by Momentum for Change show that concrete, results-driven action on climate change is already underway around the world. They also serve as a beacon to inspire governments and other key actors to take similar action.”

Why should you apply?

If your project is selected, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Attendance to the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP 22)
  • Access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference
  • Public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat
  • Public relations support and media training
  • High-quality promotional videos and podcasts
  • Graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography
  • A dedicated page about your project on our website

Eligibility

Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2016 Lighthouse Activity.

Costs

Winners will get  chance to participate at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Application

To apply, you’ll need to first register in our application portal. It will take at least an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by 23:59 GMT on 25 April 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson
nnuttall@unfccc.int | + 49 228 815 1400, mobile +49 152 0168 4831

Sarah Marchildon, UNFCCC Communications Officer
smarchildon@unfccc.int | +49 228 815 1065

The official web-page.

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