Communication is increasingly recognized as an essential tool for informing and engaging stakeholders and the public, fostering collaboration, and scaling up and empowering innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. New technologies and social innovation trends offer unprecedented opportunities to improve the way we share climate change information and the actions required to fight it.
In this context, the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and the Festival for the Earth have launched the 2018 edition of the international Best Climate Solutions Award, which focuses on “Communicating climate change threats and opportunities”. The aim of the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award is to showcase and promote the most creative and impactful initiatives designed to deliver engaging messages, raise awareness and trigger action by target audiences, such as students, consumers, business or decision-makers.
The CMCC has issued a Call for Proposals to invite individuals, teams or organizations to propose innovative ideas, projects, and tools to effectively communicate climate change in education, advocacy, media production and social engagement activities.
Applications can be submitted via the online application form on the Best Climate Solutions platform from April 23 to June 28, 2018 (5.00 pm CEST). Submissions will be evaluated by a highly qualified international jury and voted on through online polls on the Best Climate Solutions platform.
The finalists and the winner will be announced on December 4th at the Festival for the Earth 2018 in Venice (Italy). The author of the winning project will be invited to present the proposal during a high-level gala event with guests that will include Nobel, Pulitzer and Goldman Prize winners, and will receive a prize of 3000 euros. The prize is co-sponsored by the CMCC and the Festival for the Earth.
Detailed information on deadlines, eligibility and evaluation process are available on the Award section of the Best Climate Solutions website.
Best Climate Solutions is a web platform developed by the CMCC for showcasing the most innovative and compelling efforts from around the world to build a climate-smart and resilient future. Through an annual Call for Proposals, Best Climate Solutions selects and awards innovative projects and actionable ideas from across the world which provide solutions to targeted climate change challenges.
The 2018 edition of the Best Climate Solutions Award focuses on the challenge of “Communicating Climate Change Threats and Opportunities,” and is organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in partnership for the first time in partnership with the Festival for the Earth. This partnership is particularly meaningful as both the CMCC and the Festival for the Earth share the belief that communication is key to facilitate and accelerate the build-up of a momentum towards viable solutions to one of the greatest challenges of our age.