For the fourth year running One Young World is teaming up with Mary Robinson to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations.
This year’s edition of the award seeks to support projects that focus on climate justice. Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach. Which is safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change. Further, its resolution equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the world’s resources. If you are leading a climate justice project within your community or organization you can apply for the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award today.
The impact of climate change is not a distant threat, its effects are being felt right now by millions around the world. In the form of rising sea levels, extreme weather systems, and devastating droughts. The sorry truth is that those most affected by climate change are those who are least responsible for its causes. Also, least well equipped to withstand its effects. A person living in the US creates 118 times more carbon dioxide emissions than a person living in Nauru. However, this small Pacific island is one of the nations at risk of disappearing due to rising sea levels.
The situation might sound gloomy but the good news is that there are hundreds of thousands of people. Further, organizations working to tackle climate change and address the global imbalance it is creating. This is the climate justice movement and One Young World is proud to be a part of it.
|Type of Opportunity||Conferences|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||One Young World|