1.5ºC is the temperature increase we must stay below if we want to save our planet. This is critical for many nations around the world to protect glaciers, reefs, avoid sea level rise or extreme heat. This is why Climate Tracker is starting a campaign to support ambitious and consistent climate action in line with the 1.5 goal. We want journalists and communicators from everywhere in the world to explain why this limit is necessary, and why we will live in a better world if we do not surpass it, transitioning to a greener and more sustainable future.
The best writers will get a chance to attend COP23 Bonn in November 2017 with the Climate Tracker team. There you will receive training on climate and journalism, get to attend the international climate negotiations and meet amazing people from everywhere in the world! You cannot miss it!
Between the 10th of April and the 19th of May you have to write two articles about two specific topics we will give you. Then you have to publish them in media in your country or region. It can be a newspaper, a magazine, an online news site, etc.
Climate Tracker will revise the articles submitted through the app, give you feedback and tips, and select the best writers, who will win the different prizes mentioned.
To applyOnce an article is published, you have to submit the link to us HERE
The two topics are the following:
- First publishing time (10th-28th April): Explain why is important for your country to stay below the 1.5ºC limit with concrete impacts
- Second publishing time (1st-19th May): Explain the solutions that your government needs to enforce (NDCs, national policy…) and why taking action is beneficial
- Extra topic! (Until 19th May). It gives you “extra points” to win a fellowship, but it is not compulsory to write about it. The topic is: “Big polluters against 1.5” – We will have access to an exclusive report for the Trackers to write about it, released the 1st of May with a webinar, you cannot miss it!
If you write an article before the 28th of April you enter the competition for a paid online fellowship with Climate Tracker to improve your climate and writing skills!
Furthermore, to help you write about these issues Climate Tracker will be sending you toolkits, will prepare webinars with experts and give you help and feedback on how to pitch to editors, get an article published or learn more about climate in your region. To be up to date with the details of the program, check the app regularly http://app.climatetracker.org
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