2023 One Young World/Deloitte Lead 2030 Challenge for Climate Action (US$50,000 grant plus Sponsorship to OYW Summit in Belfast)
Deadline: October 21, 2022.
The climate crisis is one of the most important societal challenges of our time. Reduced emissions, less pollution, and healthier ecosystems are achievable if we act now. As the world continues to recover from the pandemic, it is critical that they don’t just return to the ways of doing things as before; we must continue taking climate actions to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. To reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, we all must use this moment to find and develop collective and innovative solutions. We must work together in building a better, more sustainable, future.
At Deloitte they are committed to addressing climate change both within our organization and beyond through our strategic initiative, WorldClimate, which aims to deliver on this global ambition.
In line with Deloitte’s ambition to address climate change through ecosystem engagement, the challenge seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that:
- Reduce the impacts of climate change, and/or empower others to act on climate change
- Address root causes of the issue
- Demonstrate ability to drive impact and potential to scale
- Collaborate with others to accelerate or broaden impact
- Utilize innovative approaches
The solutions should drive impact in at least one of the following areas:
- Actively contribute to carbon reduction, carbon sequestration, and/or the transition to clean, renewable energy
- Support or empower local people who are undertaking climate action to improve their community, strengthen resilience and limit the effects of climate change
- Promote meaningful collaboration across stakeholder groups such as communities, businesses, and governments, to advance climate change solutions and resilience measures
- Support initiatives that develop job skills, improve educational outcomes, and provide access to opportunities within the green economy
- Limit the negative human, environmental, or societal impacts brought on by climate change
- Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG13 challenge. See ‘About’.
- Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.
- Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
- Proven: Solution is readily available, being piloted, implemented, or scaled
- Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example, generating educational outcomes, employment opportunities, or developing skills.
- Measurable: Solution’s impact in society must be adequately measured and/or be measurable.
- Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
- Scalable: Potential to grow impact after expanding in scope or size and/or into other regions.
- Technologically feasible: Must rely on proven or readily available technology (if technology is relevant to the solution).
The winning solution will receive:
- Sponsorship to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023
- A US$50,000 grant from Deloitte
- 12 months of mentorship from a team of Deloitte professionals and partners. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as:
- Business strategy
- Best practices for data collection
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Product design