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» UNFCC - Momentum for Change: 2012 Call for submission

 

The UNFCCC secretariat would like to inform you of the call for submissions for the Momentum for Change initiative.

Momentum for Change was developed as a way to demonstrate the multiple benefits of addressing climate change and to transform misperceptions surrounding taking action on climate change. The UNFCCC secretariat believes that highlighting and enhancing the positive developments in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation will increase innovation, motivation, hope, passion and capacity for further change.

From 1 June 2012, the UNFCCC secretariat will be calling for projects, programmes or initiatives (‘activities’) to be submitted. A small number of these will be chosen by the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel as the 2012 Momentum for Change ‘lighthouse’ activities, and will be presented during a special event at COP 18/CMP 8, in Doha, Qatar from 26 November to 7 December 2012. The application period will close on 13 July 2012.

All submitted activities meeting the basic eligibility criteria will be included in the Momentum for Change on-line database and may be included in relevant promotional efforts. Participation in Momentum for Change will assist eligible submitted activities to gain recognition and provide opportunities for networking with other stakeholders.

Momentum for Change focuses on activities which are delivering climate change mitigation and/or adaptation benefits, as well as social benefits. In 2012, Momentum for Change is focusing on social and environmental benefits that have been delivered to the urban poor in a developing country as part of a cooperative effort between the public and private sector.

In order to be considered for the 2012 round of Momentum for Change, all activities must:

    1. Address climate change mitigation or adaptation;

    2. Be already implemented, or in the course of implementation;

    3. Be scaleable or replicable with potential for long-term impact;

    4. Be the result of cooperation between the public and the private
       sectors;

    5. Deliver verifiable social and environmental benefits to an identified
       community, which has been appropriately engaged in the development
       and
       implementation processes;

    6. Not be registered or have intentions to register as a clean
       development
       mechanism (CDM) or joint implementation (JI) initiative.

Please visit our website for more information, including details of the advisory panel members, examples of activities showcased in our 2011 launch and the full criteria and terms and conditions for applicants.

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