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We’re almost one month into the call for applications for the 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to submit your climate action project. We want to hear from you!

The winning activities will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP 23).

“By showcasing these remarkable solutions and the people behind them, we can inspire policy and investment action towards a low-emission, highly resilient future and increased ambition to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement,” said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. “Not only do these activities address climate change, but they also help drive forward progress on many other Sustainable Development Goals, such as innovation, gender equality and economic opportunity. Together, we are creating a better future for generations to come.”

Don’t miss out! Applications are being accepted until 23:59 GMT on 9 April 2017. To learn more and apply, visit our application site. Not sure how to get started? Watch our screencast to take a 7-minute tour of the application process with step-by-step instructions.

Learn More About our Previous Lighthouse Activities

The Founders of a project based in The Netherlands that is the largest crowdfunding platform in the EU for community solar projects.

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, we sat down with some of the winners of the 2016 Momentum for Change Award to get them to tell us a little bit more about their projects.

Watch the videos below and be sure to share them far and wide. 

In the news

The Ibu Inspriasi initiative brings low-carbon technologies to women living in remote rural communities across Indonesia. 

Our previous Lighthouse Activities have been making headlines recently. Here are some of our favourite stories:

Harvesting fog to solve a water crisis
CNN International

Reaching our solar potential, one rooftop at a time
Google Blog

The $7 a month plan bringing solar energy to rural Africa
CNN Online

'Cloud fishing' reels in precious water for villagers in rural Morocco
The Guardian

Applications for the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards are being accepted until 9 April 2017 at: http://momentum.unfccc.int/    

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Marchildon, UNFCCC Communications Officer
smarchildon@unfccc.int | +49 228 815 1065

Digital assets:
High-resolution images, social media posts and webcards are available for download at: http://unfccc.thirdlight.com/a.tlx?l=9ffm9IJi 

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