2016 Momentum for Change Awards

The RCC Kampala is pleased to let you know that The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the historic Paris Agreement. Please see the article that appeared on the UNFCCC Newsroom, with the press release in different languages available for download: http://bit.ly/1oOBToG

Selected initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ shine a light on innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. They will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Who can apply?

Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2016 Lighthouse Activity.

Why should you apply?

If your project is selected, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits, including:
– Attendance to the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP 22)
– Access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference
– Public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat
– Public relations support and media training
– High-quality promotional videos and podcasts
– Graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography
– A dedicated page about your project on our website
How to apply?

To apply, you’ll need to first register in United Nations Climate Change Secretariat 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 23:59 GMT on 25 April 2016.

What are the categories?

The 2016 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in three key areas.

Women for Results
Financing for Climate Friendly Investment
ICT Solutions

Apply online now!

Applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards are being accepted from today until 23:59 GMT on 25 April 2016 at http://momentum.unfccc.int/

Please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Marchildon whose contact details are below if you have any questions.

Sarah Marchildon
Communications Officer
Momentum for Change Team
Communications and Outreach Programme
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 815 1065
Email: smarchildon@unfccc.int

Best regards,

Sarah Sunday Fortunate
Research Associate
Regional Collaboration Centre, Kampala
A Collaboration between UNFCCC and EADB
EADB Offices, No.4 Nile Avenue
P.O.Box 7128, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 417 112900
Mob: +256 701 558 513
Skype: rcc.kampala