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Submit Your Climate Action Project
Are you leading a project that addresses climate change? We want to hear from you!

Yesterday, we opened the call for applications for the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards . Winning projects, called 'Lighthouse Activities,' highlight innovative, scalable and replicable examples of how people are addressing climate change.

Now in its seventh year, Momentum for Change showcases action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are accepting applications from now until 9 April 2017. To learn more and apply, visit our application site .

Who can apply?
 
Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2017 Lighthouse Activity.

Why should you apply?

If your project is selected, you'll receive a wide range of benefits, including:
  • Attendance to the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP 23)
  • Access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference
  • Public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat
  • Public relations support and media training
  • Promotional videos and podcasts
  • Graphic assets such as infographics and professional photography
  • A dedicated page about your project on our website
How to apply?

To start a new application, you'll need to first register in our
application portal . It will take at least an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. GMT on 9 April 2017.
 
What are the categories?
 
Applicants must choose one of the following five focus areas where their activity is making a difference.
 
  1.     Women for Results : recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change, implemented in collaboration with Masdar's WiSER initiative.

2.     Financing for Climate Friendly Investment : recognizing successful financial innovations for adaptation and climate mitigation, implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum Global Project on Climate Change.

3.      ICT Solutions : recognizing successful climate change activities in the field of information and communications technology. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.

4.      Planetary Health : recognizing novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet, implemented with support by The Rockefeller Foundation.

5.      Climate Neutral Now : recognizing efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality, implemented with the secretariat's Climate Neutral Now initiative.
Discover Last Year's Winners
At the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, we celebrated 13 inspiring projects as winners of the Momentum for Change Awards.
 
Our video, narrated by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice - and former President of Ireland, tells the story of last year's winning activities. Watch here .