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#DestinationZero reopens 24 November 2021

#DestinationZero, a youth climate innovation challenge, is back (via British Council)

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COP26 may be concluding but the conversation must continue. We are calling on the next class climate change innovators, inventors, and change makers to pitch their climate innovation to us.

If you are innovations helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea–level rise, you are encouraged to submit your ideas and innovations before 29 November 2021 by sharing a 60–second video on social media. You’ll have a chance to be selected for a grant award and mentoring to bring your idea to life.

Watch the video to learn more here.

We will also provide three digital learning opportunities in November, which could add value to your submissions. Those opportunities will be announcement in our British Council official social media account.

The challenge is open to young people from all around the world aged 18 to 34. Where a participant is under 18, their entry must be submitted on behalf of the participant by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 years old.

How to enter

To enter participants must access any of the below social media platforms:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook 
  • Instagram 
  • Youtube 
  • TikTok 

Then follow these steps:

  • Publish a 60–second video explaining your idea or innovation, with the hashtag #DestinationZero and #TheClimateConnection, before 23.59 GMT 29 November, 2021.
  • In the submission, the participant must say their name, age and where they are from, then pitch the climate innovation idea. Innovations could for example include new business models, new scientific innovations, community initiatives or climate warning systems etc. We are looking for innovations helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea–level rise. Your ideas need to relate to the below three areas:
  1. Urban: transforming urban slums into healthy, clean and safe cities 
  2. Rural: equipping smallholder farmers to adapt and thrive 
  3. Coastal: protecting homes and businesses against climate shocks

After the deadline for submissions, the British Council will review the videos and create a shortlist. The top 30 shortlisted participants will be invited to provide further information and written proposals about their innovation idea via an online form. 

After reviewing the written proposals, the best 20 innovations will be eligible to receive a grant award and mentoring.

Find out more here.