Deadline: August 31, 2018 00:00 (CEST)| Register here
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Eligibility: Everyone interested in fighting the climate change issues
Location: Katowice, Poland
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Climate Tracker Competition 2018

The global community agreed in Paris to limit climate change in a way that protects people and the planet. Three years later, we still see countries giving large sums of money to fossil fuels, or planning to expand new coal and gas projects.

But we don’t have time to wait, the latest science tells us that we need rapid and far-reaching changes to a more sustainable future if we want to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

It is time to pressure our governments to stop developing new fossil fuel projects, and stop funding them, transitioning to a renewable energy and more fair economy.

Join Climate Tracker and write for a future without fossil fuels!

The 5 best writers of the competition will get a chance to attend the climate negotiations in December 2018, which will be held in Katowice, Poland for two weeks.

There you will receive training on climate policy and journalism by Climate Tracker, get to attend the international climate negotiations and meet amazing people from everywhere in the world!

You cannot miss this chance!

How to participate?

Write at least 2 articles about the following 2 topics:

  • 1st topic (23rd July – 10th August): Stop new fossil fuel projects! Write about a fossil fuel project your Government is planning to implement, why they should stop it. Here a toolkit about this topic, with global info about oil, coal and gas, and country and region-specific examples!
  • 2nd topic (13th August -31st August): Fund the transition! Write on how your government should stop subsidising/giving money to fossil fuel projects, and transition to a renewable energy model

Then you have to publish the articles in media in your country or region. It can be a newspaper, a magazine, an online news site, etc.

Once your article is published, you have to submit the link through the Climate Tracker app here. You may be asked to submit an extra article to finalise the selection process if it is too difficult to make a decision!

Climate Tracker will revise the articles submitted through the app, give you feedback and tips, and select the best writers.

To help you write about these issues, they will prepare information toolkits, webinars with experts and give you help and feedback on how to pitch to editors, get an article published or learn more about climate in your region.

Interested in attending the Climate Tracker Competition 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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