Deadline: March 12, 2021

Applications for the Net Zero Challenge 2021 are now open. The Net Zero Challenge is a global competition to answer the following question: How can you advance climate action using open data?

The aim of the competition is to identify, promote and support innovative, practical and scalable uses of open data that can understand climate risks, track climate progress, enable informed climate action, or evaluate climate impact. You can apply with a project you are already working on, or concept for something you want to develop in the future.


  • The first stage of the Net Zero Challenge is a ‘Virtual Pitch Contest’. The prize for this ‘pitch’ stage of the Net Zero Challenge is $1,000 USD – to support development of your idea.


  • Applications are accepted from individuals, or groups of any sort.
  • Your idea, or project, must do one, or more, of the following:
    • ​understand climate risks
    • track climate progress
    • enable informed climate action, or
    • evaluate climate impact.


The deadline for applications is March 12, 2021 at 6pm Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco time). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Read more about the application process here and check out the regularly updated FAQs.

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For more information, visit Net Zero Challenge.

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