Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice Award

For the second year running One Young World teamed up with the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations.

The impact of climate change is not a distant threat, its effects are being felt right now by millions around the world in the form of rising sea levels, extreme weather systems and devastating droughts. The sorry truth is that those most affected by climate change are those who are least responsible for its causes and least well equipped to withstand its effects. The carbon emissions of the United States, for example, are 118 times the size of Nauru’s but this small Pacific island is one of the nations at risk of disappearing due to rising sea levels.

The situation might sound gloomy but the good news is that there are hundreds of thousands of people and organisations working to tackle climate change and address the global imbalance it is creating. This is the climate justice movement and One Young World is proud to be a part of it.

The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice Award offered a £5,000 grant to support a young leader's project and a fully-sponsored placed to attend the One Young World 2017 Summit in Bogotá.