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Future leaders needed to tell the story of climate change

Youth Summit 2015 banner2Proposals are now open for innovative ideas that can tackle climate change while contributing to growth and development in developing and emerging countries.

The World Bank Youth Summit 2015 will take place from 16-17 November in Washington DC with the theme, Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Climate Change.

It will feature a live competition in which selected young professionals will present business or policy proposals on innovative ideas on how to mainstream climate change and achieve development needs in a specific World Bank Group client country.

Participants must submit proposals that provide business or policy level ideas (or a combination of both) on how to tackle climate change impacts and achieve development needs in a specific country.

Submissions are due 3 October 2015.

The summit is expected to gather exceptional future leaders (aged 18 to 35 years) to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action.

For more information, visit: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/08/26/youth-summit-2015#6

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Kate Langford

Kate Langford is a consultant writer with close to 20 years’ experience in communicating natural resource, environmental and land management issues for various government and non-government organizations. She previously worked as Communications Specialist for the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya and has worked in Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication.

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