Climate Tracker’s competition is open to young writers from around the world who want to make a big impact in their countries by writing about the necessity to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming and the ways in which we can reach that target: 100% renewable energy, natural climate solutions and zero fossil fuels and their vested influence.

The best submission can win an invitation to the UN climate negotiations in May 2018, which will be held in Bonn, Germany.

In 2018, the most prominent scientific body on climate change issues, the IPCC, will release the Special Report on 1.5° (SR1.5). It is also the year of the Talanoa Dialogue, during which countries have to increase their ambition on fighting climate change.

Worth of Award

  • The best submission can win an invitation to the UN climate negotiations in May 2018, which will be held in Bonn, Germany.
  • There you will receive training on climate and journalism by Climate Tracker, get to attend the international climate negotiations and meet amazing people from everywhere in the world
  • Fully funded fellowship to the May climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC meeting.
  • The 2 best writers will get a fully funded fellowship to Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC meeting.

Eligibility

  • Every country in the world is eligible to participate
  • Age must be between 18 and 30 years old. You are advised to apply anyway if you do not fulfill this requirement.

How to Apply

  • Between the 1st and the 23rd of March, you have to write an article about why we must stay below 1.5 degrees of warming and how we can achieve that.
  • By that time, you have to publish an article in media in your country or region. It can be a newspaper, a magazine, an online news site, etc. Once your article is published, make sure to submit the link to us through our app before the 23rd.
  • Climate Tracker will revise the articles submitted through the app, give you feedback and tips, and select the best writers.
  • To help you write about these issues, Climate Tracker will prepare information toolkits, webinars with experts and give you help and feedback on how to pitch to editors, get an article published or learn more about climate in your region. To be up to date with the details of the program, check the app regularly.

Deadline: applications close 23rd of March, 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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