Climate Tracker is launching its COP23 opportunity, and it is stacked with opportunities and prizes for Trackers from everywhere in the world!
Application Deadline: 31st July 2017
Eligible Countries: Participants from all countries are eligible for our #RaiseUParis opportunity.
- We do have one special set of Countries, and we will DEFINITELY SELECT at least ONE PERSON from the following Countries:
- Indonesia | The Philippines | India | Ethiopia | Nigeria | Egypt | Bangladesh | Peru | Pakistan | Turkey
- But we have 4 other spots available for anyone in the world!
To Be Taken At (Country): Germany
About the Award: Climate Tracker is launching its COP23 opportunity, and it is stacked with opportunities and prizes for Trackers from everywhere in the world!
If you want to be part of this incredible transition, it’s time to raise your voice, and join our opportunity for a FULLY FUNDED trip to COP23, in Germany in November.
We will have 3 publishing windows, during which you will have to write at least 1 article about a specific topic. You will have to write at least one article on each topic to be eligible for our prizes. That means at least 3 articles in total:
- Topic 1 (1July – 31 July): The Clean Energy Revolution
During the first publishing window, we encourage you to: (1) describe the importance of, and the opportunities for, clean energy in your country or region; (2) explain how the fossil fuel industry is having negative impacts on climate change, endangering millions of people, and (3) call out for a higher ambition in executing the well-underway clean energy revolution.
- Topic 2 (1Aug – 31 Aug): Supporting Climate Finance
To ensure the wellbeing of future societies and to achieve the climate goals that have been set, we have to invest in the future. It’s time to take up responsibility and make sure where our climate money is going.
- Topic 3 (1 Sep – 30 Sept): Climate and health
Climate change is impacting each and every one of us on a very personal level that many of us don’t even realize, namely our health. With climate action, we have the chance to save millions of lives.
To get started on the first topic, and get some inspiration on how and what to write, we will be sending you a toolkit as soon as you sign up to the competition.
By writing on these topics, you’re eligible to win a spot on our team at COP23 in Bonn.
After submitting your articles, you are eligible to win a writing fellowship with us. Writing fellows are paid to deliver a certain amount of articles about certain topics. They also receive personalised training by Climate Tracker and get help in refining their publishing skills. It is an amazing opportunity to grow as a writer and to collaborate with the Climate Tracker team.
Eligibility: We encourage young writers from around the world (like yourself) to help us write inspiring stories and to publish them in media, and we will reward five of you with a spot to COP 23 in Germany!
Number of Awards: 5
Value of Award: Fully-funded. Fully-fundedWe will be covering your flight, accommodation, entry into the COP and guidance by the Climate Tracker team. Other prices to win include online writing fellowships, for which you receive a stipend and personal guidance from Climate Tracker to write about climate change issues in your region.
Duration of Program: November 2017
How to Apply: The best writers will be chosen among the applicants by analysing their outreach and writing skills. You can check our rating system for articles here. Writers with the best general score make a chance to one of 5 fully funded fellowships to join us at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, in November.
Award Providers: Climate Trackers