Application Deadline: April 26, 2019.
Join the “Stop Fossil Fuels!” multimedia competition and win a fully funded fellowship to the June climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany!
Climate Tracker is looking for young journalists from around the world who want to make a big impact in their countries by publishing about stopping fossil fuel projects in their own countries.
We have to stop burning fossil fuels and radically transform our societies if we want to stay within the 1.5 degrees of warming limit. And in this new economy and society we have to build there is no place for new fossil fuel plants. So then, why countries keep investing in building new fossil fuel infrastructure?
A recent report states that banks invested 1.9 trillion USD in fossil fuels since 2015, when the Paris Agreement was signed, and top oil firms still spend millions lobbying to block climate policies.
Luckily, people around the world are mobilising to stop fossil fuel projects: from the fight against fracking in the UK, to trans-country gas pipelines such as TAP, or new coal plants like La Union in the Philippines or Sundarbans in Bangladesh.
Children around the world are also telling us that we need to act now, that we have to change the word if we want them to have a future.
That is why we are asking you to publish about a fossil fuel project in your country that has to be stopped. They don’t belong in our future.
The best 3 writers will get a chance to attend the climate negotiations the 14th – 29th June 2019, which will be held in Bonn, Germany. There you will receive training on climate and journalism by Climate Tracker, get to attend the international climate negotiations and meet amazing people from everywhere in the world! You cannot miss this chance!Do you want to make a difference? Here is what you have to do:
How to Apply
- 1. Write an article about stopping new fossil fuel projects before April 26th, 2019. It has to include some multimedia aspect, such as sound, video or photography.
- 2. Publish your article. You have to find a news site, blog, newspaper, magazine, etc. Willing to publish your article. It can be at a national, regional, local or international level. Aim for the one with best outreach across the region.
- 3. Submit your article link to our platform.
Climate Tracker will revise the articles submitted through the app, give you feedback and tips, and select the best writers. The 3 best writers will get a fully funded fellowship to Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC meeting.
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