The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, in collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council, launched the 2021 edition of the Space4Youth Competition! Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Young people play a key role. UNOOSA and SGAC want to give a voice to and promote youth's ideas on how space can foster climate adaptation and mitigation.
1. Mahlak Abdullah, United States. Title of essay: " Synthetic biology for climate change: applying modified carbon dioxide consuming E.coli tested in space to carbon scrubbing technology in space and on earth"
2. Karina Maria Berbert Bruno, Brazil. Title of essay: " Space as a tool for mitigation of climate change: multiscale results with Earth Observation technologies in Cerrado biome"
3. Tejasvi Shivakumar, India. Title: " Earth Observation, Renewable Energy and Space Influencers as tools to foster climate adaptation and mitigation"
Bryan Novio, Philippines: " Space as a Tool for Climate-Smart Management of Insect Pests in Food Crops"
Komal Sajwan, India: " Space as tool to foster climate change adaptation and mitigation"
Sivanuajan Suthaharan, Sri Lanka: " Space for Sri Lankan paddy rice cultivation"
Denzil Rajack Prayag Trinidad and Tobago: " Enactment of radar imagery for oil spill detection in Trinidad"
Elliott Wobler, United States: " Space as a Tool to Foster Global Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation"
The competition is closed. We look forward to the 2022 Competition!
Submit an essay on " Space as a tool to foster climate mitigation and adaptation". We want to hear from you how space can be used to tackle climate challenges underlining concrete, realistic and original examples of how space science, technology and its applications can foster actions and commitments for mitigation and adaptation policies at local, national, regional and/or international levels.
To apply, please read the guidelines and rules in the call for essays. Submissions must be received by 26 April 2021, 23:59 GMT. Applications are now closed.
The Competition is open to all students and young professionals from any Member States of the United Nations.
In view of the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow in November 2021, Italy will host in Milan from September 28th to October 2nd, the preparatory ministerial meeting (PreCOP) and "Youth4Climate2021: Driving Ambition", the international climate event dedicated to young people.
The competition Youth4Climate2021 - Space as a tool to foster climate adaptation and mitigation is developed under the program All4Climate - Italy 2021, the official calendar of events that will take place during the year with the aim of promoting 2021 as the year of the Climate Ambition.
Do not miss this opportunity!