Youth4Climate 2024 Call for Solutions

Call for Proposal Short Program in Environment , in Sustainable Development
  • Apply Before : May 26, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 228859
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Climate and Environmental Literacy, Sustainable Energy
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Youth4Climate 2024 Call for Solutions is an initiative Y4C and its partners launched to empower young people to contribute significantly to transformative climate action. Recognizing the essential role of youth in addressing climate challenges, the Government of Italy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with various knowledge partners, have collaborated to support and scale youth-led climate breakthroughs globally.

To aid proposal development, UNDP and the Government of Italy and its partners offer a webinar series from February 27 to March 8, 2024. Recordings will be available on the Youth4Climate Platform.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: May 26, 2024
  • Funding Type: Grant
  • Organizers: Government of Italy, UNDP, and partners
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Youth and youth-led organizations
  • Focus Area: Climate and Environmental Literacy, Sustainable Energy, Food and Agriculture, Nature Assets, Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Number of Opportunity: Multiple

Benefits and Financial Aids

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Up to US$ 30,000 to implement or scale the proposed innovations.
  • Access to technical support to strengthen their capacity on specific topics.
  • Mentorship to develop their proposal.
  • Storytelling opportunities during Youth4Climate events and through UNDP’s platforms.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be young people or youth-led organizations.
  • Propose innovative solutions in one of the five thematic areas.
  • Have proposals implementable within a maximum of 24 months.
  • Be able to submit proposals in English, French, or Spanish.

Thematic Areas of the Year

The 2024 Call for Solutions will focus on five key thematic areas:

  • Climate and Environmental Literacy: This area emphasizes the importance of education and literacy in addressing climate challenges. It aims to equip individuals, communities, and societies with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Solutions may include formal and non-formal education strategies and awareness-raising activities within communities.
  • Sustainable Energy: Addressing the urgent need for sustainable energy, proposals should focus on enhancing access to affordable and reliable energy services, promoting renewable energy sources, and improving overall energy efficiency. Solutions can cover various applications, from clean cooking to transportation, aligning with Sustainable Development Goal 7.
  • Food and Agriculture: Given the significant contribution of agriculture to greenhouse gas emissions and food insecurity exacerbated by climate change, solutions in this area may include regenerative and climate-resilient food production practices, along with interventions in food processing, distribution, and consumption.
  • Nature Assets: Solutions here revolve around conserving and restoring vital natural assets such as forests, oceans, and mangroves. Despite their immense value, these ecosystems are rapidly declining due to human activities, necessitating focused efforts to protect and restore them.
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production: Recognizing the unsustainable patterns driving the planetary crisis, solutions aim to transition towards a circular economy. It involves minimizing waste and pollution, optimizing resource use, and designing products for longevity, repairability, and recyclability.

These thematic areas offer a comprehensive approach to addressing climate challenges, ranging from education and energy to agriculture, nature conservation, and sustainable consumption and production.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the Call for Solutions 2024 Guideline and template page and register on the Youth4Climate Platform.
  • Download and read the Guidelines Document carefully.
  • Fill out the budget and work plan template.
  • Prepare a 3-minute video pitching your solution.
  • Complete your application and submit it via the application platform by the deadline of May 26.

 

Apply Now

 

For further details about this call, please visit the Youth4Climate website.

 

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