After the declaration of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, carbon neutrality has become a global topic as the best way to overcome the climate crisis.
They are now at a turning point towards a carbon-neutral society. Countries around the world are revising large-scale government policies and laws, expanding support for eco-friendly investments while competing to develop eco-friendly technologies and infrastructure. At the same time, the role of individuals as well as corporations is being strengthened.
In light of this, this year’s Global Youth Environment Essay Competition has chosen the essay topic of “Carbon Neutrality and the Role of Individuals,” giving young people around the world an opportunity to think about the roles they can play in various fields to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in response to climate change.
Hosted and Organized by : Education Association for Software Empowerment (EASE)
Operated by : HOBY Korea
Supported by : Korea’s Ministry of Education, Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea’s Ministry of Environment, Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Gyeonggi-do Provincial Government, Daegu Metropolitan City Government, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Gyeonggi-do Office of Education, Busan Metropolitan Office of Education, Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education, Sejong City Office of Education,Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education, Gyeongnam Provincial Office of Education, Seoul Metropolitan Council, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Paju Office of Education in Gyeonggi-do, Korea Environmental Corporation, HOBY Youth Leadership Foundation (HOBY), Green Environmental Practice Headquarters, HOBY Korea
- The Minister of Education of ROK,
- The Minister of Foreign Affairs of ROK,
- The Minister of Environment of ROK,
- Mayor of Seoul,
- Governor of Gyeonggi-do of ROK,
- HOBY Foundation,
- Foreign Embassies in the Republic of Korea,
- Los Angeles Councilwoman Heather Hutt,
- Foreign Embassies In the Republic of Korea,
- Superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education,
- Superintendent of Gyeonggi-do Office of Education,
- Superintendent of the Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education,
- Superintendent of the Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education,
- Superintendent of the Sejong City Office of Education,
- Superintendent of Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education,
- Superintendent of Gyeongsangnam-do Office of Education,
- Seoul Metropolitan Council Chairman,
- Gyeonggi-do Assembly Chairman,
- Head of Paju Office of Education in Gyeonggi-do,
- CEO of Korea Environment Corporation,
- President of Green Youth Environmental Practice Headquarters,
- President of Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software,
- HOBY Korea
- Middle and high school students from any country
- Grades between 7th and 12th in the U.S. education system or equivalent on May 31, 2023 (Last year, students from 46 countries participated in.)
- Essay Topic : Carbon Neutrality and the Role of Individuals
- Entry Fee : No entry fee
- Announcement of Winners : June 30, 2023 KST (to be noticed individually)
- Languages: English or Korean (Choose one language.)
- Word limit: Your essay must be shorter than 1,300 words in English or 800 words or less in Korean
- excluding title, footnotes, bibliography or references
- How to Apply : Submit your essay using the form given on the Apply Now link.
- Certificate of Participation is issued to each participant.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link