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Energy, Climate Change

Climate Tracker — Journalism Workshops on Climate Change

Climate Tracker is organizing a global series of journalism workshops to help writers publish articles and/or produce films on climate change.  Selected candidates will be participate in workshops, seminars, and personal training led by some of the world’s best media trainers and climate communicators.  There are different competitions in different regions, on different topics of […]

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Climate Change Media Partnership — Supporting Journalists for Climate Summit 23

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) supports journalists in developing countries to attend the annual UN climate summits. Applications are invited from journalists to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change to be held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017. The CCMP will cover travel, lodging, […]

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UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council — Energy Networks in Developing Countries

 The UK’s EPSRC invites research proposals that address the energy distribution challenges faced by developing countries.  Proposals to this call must focus on sustainable local energy networks, including off-grid to grid transitions.  Principal investigators must represent UK research institutions.  Appropriate collaborators in one or more low- or middle-income countries are a mandatory requirement. Applicants should […]

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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence — New Contests at Climate CoLab

The MIT Climate CoLab organizes contests to solicit the world’s best ideas to prevent and adapt to climate change. Some contests pose social and political questions, while others focus on issues in science and technology. Each year, the contest winners are invited to a conference at MIT’s campus in the USA, where a pool of […]

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Energy Assistance — Technical Assistance for Small Electricity Projects

Energy Assistance is an employees’ association of electricity utilities in Europe that offers technical assistance to communities in the developing world needing electricity. Examples are electricity projects for water supply, village lighting, agriculture, schools and hospitals, and related local needs. The Association posts an application form. Applications can be submitted at any time. Link

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ENGIE Corporate Foundation — Grants for Improved Energy Access

The ENGIE Foundation makes grants in thematic areas that include support for improved energy access by disadvantaged communities. Applicants provide summary information about their organization and its partners; objectives and context of the proposed project; details of the funding request; and how the project will be evaluated. Applications (French, English, Dutch) can be submitted at […]

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FRIDA — Climate and Environmental Justice for Women

FRIDA announces a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on climate and environmental justice in targeted regions and countries.  Grants of up to US$5 thousand for one year (renewable) will be made to groups founded or led by young women or trans youth (under 30 years) that are committed to […]

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African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development — PhD Studies in Sustainable Energy

Located at the University of Rwanda, the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development addresses key economic challenges resulting from low rural energy access, poor adoption of energy technologies in rural areas, and poor inter-state energy trading in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Centre invites research-oriented students to apply for PhD positions in […]

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Hogan Lovells — Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017

The 2017 Community Solar Innovation Awards will honor innovative enterprises that utilise solar energy to improve the lives of poor communities in the developing world. Hogan Lovells will make ten awards to businesses and non-profit organizations in developing countries which are locally-led and which use solar energy systems or solar innovations to significantly help the […]

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UNFCCC — Global Youth Video Competition 2017

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in collaboration with the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Program,  invites youth ages 18-30 to submit videos about projects or campaigns that showcase actions on climate change.  The two categories are (i) climate-friendly and resilient cities, and (ii) oceans and climate change.   The videos will be posted […]

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