Applications call for Global Climate Forum 2020
Projects should be action-oriented and should yield measurable change between December 2020 and May 2021. Student teams should ensure that projects are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Possible metrics for success include:
- A completed project such as a video or an event
- Number of clicks, likes, or impressions
- Number of members or participants
- Estimated GHG reductions from project-inspired actions
- Survey results
- Feedback from the intended audience or stakeholders
Students and Tracks
College and University students from around the world are invited to apply to participate in the 2020 Global Climate forum. Student teams (suggested size 2 – 5) will have four tracks for enrollment using the online application form:
- Track 1: Inspiration and Empowerment – Develop a creative approach to raising awareness on climate change and influencing others using tactics such as video, art, writing, or social media.
- Track 2: Ideas into Action – Propose a student-led climate-related project on campus or in the community that will affect measurable change over the course of six months, after the workshop has taken place.
- Track 3: Governance and Policy Innovation – Select a local, national, or global climate policy or governance mechanism and conduct an analysis either on how it can be improved or how your college or university can contribute to its implementation (remember – the idea MUST be actionable).
- Track 4: Innovation and Imagination- If none of the three defined tracks suits your project, please blaze your own path. Ideas in this category can be revolutionary, entrepreneurial, and creative. However, they must be actionable and should be designed to yield measurable results over the course of six months. Also, remember that all projects must have a university-affiliated sponsor.
- Applications for Global Climate Forum will only be accepted through the online form.
- Proposals may reflect ongoing projects and activities so long as they are the intellectual capital of the students applying and there is a projected measurable outcome during the duration of the Forum implementation period. New projects and ongoing projects may be subject to feedback from reviewers.
- Student teams must identify an advisor from their Higher Education Institution (HEI). This can be a faculty member or an administrative staff member. Alumni mentors are also encouraged as additional advisors.
- The Forum can provide additional mentors upon request.
Participation will require three phases
- Proposal development: These must be submitted through the official form, and may require refinement based on reviewer feedback.
- Workshop attendance: Each member of the team must attend at last three online sessions during the week of 9 November. Team members can attend different workshops, and there is no limit to the number of sessions a student can attend.
- Project Execution: Teams will have 6 months to implement and test their ideas. During this time, they will be required to post monthly updates through the Forum’s website.