Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award to Attend The One Young World 2019 in London
  • Fully Funded
  • London, United Kingdom

Applications are already open for the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2019 to attend One Young World Summit 2019. For the fourth year running One Young World is teaming up with Mary Robinson to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations.

The impact of climate change is not a distant threat, its effects are being felt right now by millions around the world in the form of rising sea levels, extreme weather systems and devastating droughts. The sorry truth is that those most affected by climate change are those who are least responsible for its causes and least well equipped to withstand its effects. A person living in the US creates 118 times more carbon dioxide emissions than a person living in Nauru but this small Pacific island is one of the nations at risk of disappearing due to rising sea levels. The situation might sound gloomy but the good news is that there are hundreds of thousands of people and organisations working to tackle climate change and address the global imbalance it is creating. This is the climate justice movement and One Young World is proud to be a part of it.

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This year’s edition of the award seeks to support projects that focus on climate justice. Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centred approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.

The annual One Young World Summit 2019 convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures.

Location:

United Kingdom

Benefits

  • A £5,000 grant to support or launch your project.
  • A fully sponsored delegate place to attend the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, UK.

Eligibilities

  • Be aged between the age of 18 and 30.
  • The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. However, they are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

Your project should advance the following criteria:

  • Directly addresses sustainable development and/or climate change with a particular emphasis on balancing the needs of present and future generations – this could be through financing, frontline services, advocacy, education, communication, legal/policy change or a business solution.
  • Projects should be clearly associated with one or more of the seven principles of climate justice.
  • Additional assessment criteria that will be applied in awarding the Prize are: Ambition of the project, Relevance, Community value.

 

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Apply online through the given link.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview with Mary Robinson and One Young World co-founder Kate Robertson who will decide the award winner.

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Application Deadline: July 19, 2019

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