The Climate Challenge Cup is a new international competition to elevate and help scale transformative civic research partnerships between research bodies, civic organisations and local communities to combat climate change.
The Cup is open to existing partnerships between research organisations, civic authorities and local communities in the UK and US. The competition has two categories:
- Achieving net zero : Projects that are helping reduce emissions at a local or regional level to achieve net zero
- Climate change adaptation : Projects that are working with communities in regions affected by climate change to mitigate or adapt to the effects it is having
The Cup will culminate in an innovation showcase and award ceremony at COP26, the United Nations 2021 Climate Change Conference in November.
The competition is now open for entries and will close on 24 September 2021 (17:00 GMT/12:00 ET)