DEADLINE: UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest

Event Date: 
October 11, 2015

Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21

While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions - and most marginalized communities - the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access to water and food security. Climate change is already affecting local communities in low and middle income countries but stories on the negative impacts as well as on the solutions that governments, communities and individuals are implementing often get lost in the global climate change debate.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) storytelling contest on climate change aims to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change on people and communities as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments in vulnerable developing countries.

The contest provides young journalists (35 years and under) in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity, and providing recognition for excellence. Authors of the top two stories will be funded to attend and cover COP21. See the list of eligible countries here.

Deadline to submit an entry is October 11, 2015, with early submission encouraged. More information on how to participate.

Event Details
Contact Name: 
Sarah Bel – UNDP Communication Specialist
Contact Email:
Phone Number: 
+41 22 917 8544