Application Deadline: 6th of August, 2017
Climate Tracker is hosting a climate journalism workshop in Addis Ababa with the best in the field. Join the competition today!
Show off your writing skills
Publish an article on climate change to compete for our workshop
Become a Climate Journalist!
Win a spot for our workshop, including travel costs and accommodation!
Learn from THE BEST!
Get tips & tricks from world class media and climate experts
- The workshop will be held in Addis Ababa at the end of August. Selected candidates will be attending 3 intense days of workshops, seminars and personal training from some of the best media trainers and climate communicators out there.
- By the end of this workshop, you will have become a more confident and effective climate change communicator.
- What’s more: Climate Tracker are handing out up to 20 partial fellowships to join this workshop that will help you cover travel costs and accommodation, and you can win a place on that list by writing for the climate.
Write for our climate!
To win a spot to the Ethiopia journalism workshop, you need to publish an article in regional, national, or international media on the topic ‘paying for our climate’.
After you’ve published your article, upload your link on our app to participate in our competition. The application deadline is the 6th of August, so make sure to apply on time.
What should I write about?
Your article in a nutshell:
Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa have been in a state of emergency for the last couple of years. Extreme droughts, desertification and political unrest are endangering the lives of millions, giving us a glimpse of the effects a shift in climate could have on the whole region when no action is taken.
Ethiopia is taking the threat of climate change seriously and is proving to be very ambitious in its plans to tackle its causes and effects: it is one of the few countries that was rated to have a ‘sufficient INDC’ and it has developed a Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy or CRGE to stabilize the country’s economic vulnerability to climate change. On top of that, Ethiopia and several of its neighbouring countries are seated in the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).
However, all the country’s strategies rely heavily on international climate financing, with its INDC and the CRGE reliant on the Climate Fund, and the CVF still waiting for the finances they were promised in Paris in 2015. Additional factors, like the U.S. no longer contributing to the Green Climate Fund, further curb the implementation of Ethiopia’s and other CVF-members’ climate action strategies, leaving them vulnerable to the extreme effects of climate change.
Climate financing is thus of major importance for the viability and the resilience of the whole region.
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