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The World Bank 2009 Essay Competition February 4, 2009

Posted by chandrapong007 in Education.


 WANTED:  The Next Generation of ‘Green’ Entrepreneurs


Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest global threats of our time. Scientists agree that global warming and extreme climate phenomena can be increasingly attributed to human activity – in particular, heavy emission of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, resulting from industrial processes.


Solutions to those pressing problems could lie in the rapidly growing ‘green economy’:  environmentally sustainable enterprises, technological innovations (new sources of clean, renewable energy), energy efficiency measures, economic incentives for low-carbon choices, etc. How can youth contribute?


The Essay Competition 2009 invites youth to share ideas on:

How does climate change affect you?
How can you tackle climate change through youth-led solutions?


Please answer both questions:

1. How does climate change affect you, your country, town or local community? How do you think it will affect you in the future? Think about the consequences for employment, health, security and other areas of your life.

2. What can you do, working together with your peers, to address the problem of climate change in your country, town or local community? Think specifically about the role of youth-led initiatives in the ‘green economy’.



January 6, 2009 – Launch of the Essay Competition

February 22 – Deadline for submissions

April 30 – Finalists of the essay category announced; Winners of the photo and video category announced

June – Final Jury in Seoul, South Korea (only finalists in the essay category and winner of the video category participate)

June – Award Ceremony during the Award Ceremony during the ABCDE Conference in Seoul, South Korea

Link: http://www.essaycompetition.org/contentm09_1_1



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