February 27, 2018
The United Nations Climate Change secretariat has opened the call for applications for its 2018 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase global climate action and ambition, as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Applications are being accepted from 22 February until 30 April 2018. Individuals, organizations, communities, schools, cities, businesses, industries, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized here.
Initiatives that are selected for the Momentum for Change Awards are called ‘Lighthouse Activities.’ They are the most innovative, scalable, and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. Winning activities will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, taking place in December.
Momentum for Change is looking for climate action projects that are already achieving real results in the following four categories:
1. Women for Results: recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change, implemented in collaboration with Masdar’s WiSER initiative.
2. Financing for Climate Friendly Investment: recognizing successful financial innovations for adaptation and climate mitigation, implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum Global Project on Climate Change.
3. Planetary Health: recognizing novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet, implemented with support by The Rockefeller Foundation.
4. Climate Neutral Now: recognizing efforts by individuals, companies, and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality, implemented with the secretariat’s Climate Neutral Now initiative.
For more details and to apply, please click here.