Submissions Open | Applications close April 30th
We are looking for an inspiring student to meet our challenge for the opportunity to complete a two-week paid virtual internship with the International Universities Climate Alliance during COP27. The successful student will join our team to help co-ordinate our students and world class students’ activities and social media campaigns during the UNFCCC activities virtually.
We are looking for current university students anywhere in the world to send us a two-minute video describing how a workplace relating to your studies is being impacted, transformed, or undergoing an organisational culture shift because of climate change. The way in which climate change is transforming this context could be happening currently or predicted to occur in the future.
To help you get started here are some ideas:
- Jobs which help communities adapting to climate change are expected to be a major employer of the future, in fact, the International Labour Organisation anticipates an additional half a million jobs in Europe by 2050. ILO Report
- Climate change is forecasted to increase the cost of food around the world due to lower food production, deterioration in food nutrition and increased pests. Reducing food loss and waste has been identified by the IPCC as a means of both improving food security and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. IPCC Special Report here
- Water degradation can be reversed by turning to smart planning and coordination of sustainable farming practices and by deploying new innovative technologies. More sustainable agriculture can also help fight climate change: For instance, the report notes that wiser use of soils can help sequester some of the greenhouse gasses currently emitted by agricultural activities. Read More
- Archaeologists are trying to protect important historical sites before climate change creates irreparable damage. 47 vulnerable sites along Puerto Rico are being washed away after every major storm. Read More