2017 Momentum for Change Awards

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition as national governments implement the Paris Agreement. Please see the article that appeared on the UNFCCC Newsroom yesterday, with the press release in different languages available for download: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/climate-action/applications-for-2017-momentum...

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 Bonn, Germany (COP 23).

Who can apply?

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 2017 Lighthouse Activity.

Why should you apply?

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

-Attendance to the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP 23)

-Access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference

-Public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat

-Public relations support and media training

-Promotional videos and podcasts

-Graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography

-A dedicated page about your project on our website

How to apply?

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 9 April 2017.

What are the categories?

The 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in five key areas.

Women for Results

Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

ICT Solutions

Planetary Health

Climate Neutral Now

Apply online now! 

Applications for the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards are being accepted until 23:59 GMT on 9 April 2017 at http://momentum.unfccc.int/   

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