Apply now if you want carry your communities’ concerns and commitments to COP23 in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17, 2017. The campaign will support one delegate from each of the following categories, with two delegates from environmental justice:
● Residents from Small US Cities/Towns/Local Governments: Communities with a population less than 100,000● Residents from Large Urban Areas: Metro population over 1 million● Environmental Justice: Communities disproportionately affected by race, class, and other factors in facing climate change impacts● Youth: Persons age 25 and under (birthdate at time of application)● Open: Anyone currently living in US
Applications are due midnight August 4, 2017. Semi finalists will be chosen by ICLEI staff and finalists will be voted on by the public in August.
Fundraising:ICLEI will be leading a crowdfunded campaign to raise money to cover travel and convention costs for the selected delegates. All semi-finalists will be expected to assist in the crowdfunding process by sharing and promoting the campaign. The final number of delegation positions available will depend on success of fundraising. Delegates will be chosen at the end of August with the conclusion of the crowdfunding. Delegate Responsibilities:As a US delegate, you will be expected to speak on at least one panel or make public appearances while in Bonn. In order to prepare for the convention, ICLEI will lead bi-weekly cohort calls for the delegation, providing information about the UN process, the conference structure and schedule, local climate action basics, and also allowing time for the delegates to learn about each other’s communities.
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