Funding Opportunity - One Young World: Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2018 (July 25 deadline)

Hi all,

The One Young World is seeking applications for its Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2018.

Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.

If applicants are leading a climate justice project within their community or organisation applicant can apply for the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award today for the chance to win:

  • A £5,000 grants to support or launch their project.
  • A fully sponsored delegate place to attend the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands. During the Summit applicant will appear alongside Mary Robinson to present their initiative to the world’s media and 1,300 fellow change makers from 196 countries.
  • Mentorship from Mary Robinson and members of her network

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award applicant must be aged 18 – 30 and their project should advance the following criteria:

  • Directly addresses sustainable development and climate change with a particular emphasis on balancing the needs of present and future generations this could be through financing, frontline services, advocacy, education, communication, legal/policy change or a business solution. Some indicative suggestions are:
    • A climate or development initiative that addresses poverty reduction and has included ways to measure the benefits and impacts of the initiative for both present and future generations
    • An initiative that sets out to raise awareness on the need to address the current challenges of poverty reduction while ensuring future generations enjoy the same natural and cultural resources as they do today
    • A project that sets out to conserve or sustainably manage natural and cultural heritage for use by current generations but also with a specific objective of preserving these for future generations
    • A project or action at local, national or international level that sets out to advocate or promote the representation of future generations or act as guardians for future generations.
  • Projects should be clearly associated with one or more of the seven principles of climate justice :
    • Respect and protect human rights
    • Support the right to development
    • Share benefits and burdens equitably
    • Ensure that decisions on climate change are participatory, transparent and accountable
    • Highlight gender equality and equity
    • Harness the transformative power of education for climate stewardship
    • Use effective partnerships to secure climate justice
  • Additional assessment criteria that will be applied in awarding the Prize are :
    • Ambition of the project – how impactful their project is in balancing needs of present and future generations
    • Relevance – the project is grounded in climate justice
    • Community value – the project applies to a community/communities / stakeholder group who are directly impacted by climate change or will be more adversely impacted in the future

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award at