Deadline: July 23, 2020

Applications are open for the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2020 to attend the One Young World Summit. The Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award was created by One Young World to recognise and support young leaders behind impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations. 

The award seeks to:

  • Identify three young leaders at the forefront of impactful climate justice initiatives.
  • Raise awareness of and celebrate their initiatives.
  • Directly support their initiatives with grants of up to £4,000.

Award

Award winners will receive:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich
  • Hotel accommodation between 23 – 26 April 2021
  • The cost of travel to and from Munich
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • £4,000 grant funding from One Young World to support their climate justice projects
  • Participation in an exclusive mentorship session with Mary Robinson during the Summit

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be aged 18 – 30 at the time of the One Young World Summit 2021.
  • Nationals of all countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship
  • Must occupy a senior leadership role in a legally registered organisation which undertakes projects related to climate justice.
  • Projects must directly address sustainable development/or climate change with a particular emphasis on balancing the needs of future generations – this could be through financing, frontline services, advocacy, education, communication, legal/policy change or business solution.
  • Projects should be clearly associated with one or more of the seven principles of climate justice:
    • Respect and protect human rights
    • Support the right to development
    • Share benefits and burdens equitably
    • Ensure that decisions on climate change are participatory, transparent and accountable
    • Highlight gender equality and equity
    • Harness the transformative power of education for climate stewardship
    • Use effective partnerships to secure climate justice

Selection Criteria

One Young World will assess candidates based on their:

  • Ambition: How impactful the project is in balancing needs of present and future generations.
  • Relevance: the project is grounded in climate justice.
  • Community value: the project applies to a community/communities / stakeholder group who are directly impacted by climate change or will be more adversely impacted in the future.

Application

NOTE: Most delegates are 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. They are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award.

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