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WAFA Youth Climate Award

WAFA Youth Climate Award

WAFA Youth Climate Award

About WAFA Youth Climate Award

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2018, calls for a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is the minimum needed to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5 °C over pre-industrial levels. This is also the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.

 

In response, WAFA is strengthening its engagements in the global communities to support climate change initiatives. The 2020 WAFA Youth Climate Award will focus on youth under 25 from the global South who are working for sustainable development while keeping fossil fuels in the ground. The Award will target projects that can be shared across the planet for replication. WAFA will also publicize the awarded projects for potential investments for required scale up in specific geographic locations globally.

WAFA is working on proposing to COP26 Team to honor the winners at a WAFA Youth Climate Award Event as part of the Glasgow COP26 in late 2020. The event will be livestreamed to a global audience.

 

WAFA Youth Climate Award Key Dates:

 

26 Feb – Launch WAFA Youth Climate Award 2020
15 Mar – Open Date to receive Award Nominations
10 Jul – Close Date to receive Award Applications
11 Jul – Start Date to shortlist Applications, by WAFA Team
14 Aug – End Date to shortlist Applications
15 Aug – Start Date to select Finalists, by Selection Committee
12 Sep – End Date to select Finalists
15 Sep – Open Date for public voting on Finalist Projects
30 Oct – Close Date for public voting
07 Nov – Announce Winners

 

For more details and registration refer the Official Website

 

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