Organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players thatare taking the lead on addressing climate change adaptation in developing countries are encouraged to nominate their projects for a prestigious United Nations award. http://momentum.unfccc.int/ The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards as part of wider efforts to mobilize action and ambition as national governments work toward adopting a new universal climate agreement this year. Winning initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ highlight some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to do the same. Adaptation project applications are encouraged.
The 2015 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in four key areas:
action by and for the urban poor,
action that fosters women’s leadership,
action that unlocks climate finance and
action that uses ICT-enabled solutions.
The winning activities will be announced in November 2015 and officially recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in December at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.
Winning activities will receive a wide range of benefits, including fully covered attendance to the conference in Paris, France; 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; a dedicated page about the project on the UNFCCC website; and graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography.
Applications for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards are being accepted until 24 April 2015 at http://momentum.unfccc.int/