APPLY: 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity (sponsored by the UN Climate Change Secretariat)

Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity

APPLY: 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity (sponsored by the UN Climate Change Secretariat)

Deadline: April 9, 2017


The search for Momentum for Change’s 2017 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted from 30 January to 9 April. Spearheaded by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Momentum for Change shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around the world are doing to tackle climate change.


If you’re leading a results-driven project that is successfully addressing climate change, we want to hear from you!


Why should you apply?

If your project is selected as a winning activity, you will receive a wide range of benefits, including fully covered attendance to the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany; access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference; public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat; public relations support and media training; marketing materials, including promotional videos, podcasts, photography and infographics; and a dedicated page about your project on our website.


Who can apply?

Organizations, communities, cities, businesses, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2017 Lighthouse Activity.
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Five key areas

Applicants must choose one of the following five focus areas where their activity is making a difference:


WOMEN FOR RESULTS: Recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change.
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FINANCING FOR CLIMATE FRIENDLY INVESTMENT: Recognizing successful financial innovations and funding mechanisms that are unlocking climate finance and building capacity.
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ICT SOLUTIONS: Recognizing ICT solutions across all sectors in society that are reducing energy use, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to the effects of climate change.
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PLANETARY HEALTH: Recognizing novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet.
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CLIMATE NEUTRAL NOW: Recognizing efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality.
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How to apply?

To start a new application, register in our online application portal. It will take at least an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by midnight GMT on 9 April 2017.

Please visit the Essential Information page for essential eligibility information about the application process.

Take a 7-minute tour of the application process. Watch the screencast for step-by-step instructions.


The selection process. Lighthouse Activities will be announced in September 2017 and officially recognized and celebrated during an award ceremony and a series of special events in November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.


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Should you have any question about the scholarship and other opportunities featured on this website or should you need assistance at anytime in your application, please, do not hesitate to write to us via this address:


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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu


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