International Essay Competition on Climate Change
WANTED: The Next Generation of ‘Green’ Entrepreneurs
The World Bank and its partners invite youth between the age of 18 and 25 years of age, to share their ideas on:
- How does climate change affect you?
How does climate change affect you, your country, town or local community? How do you think it will affect you in the future? Think about the consequences for employment, health, security and other areas of your life.
- How can you tackle climate change through youth-led solutions?
What can you do, working together with your peers, to address the problem of climate change in your country, town or local community? Think specifically about the role of youth-led initiatives in the ‘green economy’.
Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest global threats of our time. Scientists agree that global warming and extreme climate phenomena can be increasingly attributed to human activity – in particular, heavy emission of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, resulting from industrial processes.
Solutions to those pressing problems could lie in the rapidly growing ‘green economy’: environmentally sustainable enterprises, technological innovations (new sources of clean, renewable energy), energy efficiency measures, economic incentives for low-carbon choices etc. How can youth contribute?
Write your thoughts in an essay format, and (also) be eligibile to win a maximum prize of $3000! Submissions are now open, and this year for the first time the Essay Competition also invites the submission of short videos and photos!
Click here to apply! (Best of Luck)