EU Commission in search of climate solutions
EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, today launched a low-carbon contest entitled The World You Like Challenge calling on creative and innovative minds across the EU to put their green initiatives to the test.
Commissioner Hedegaard said that the challenge is part of the European Commission's climate action campaign: A world you like. "It is a great opportunity to move beyond mere talking about climate change. By submitting your project, you help us show that building a world we like with a climate we like is both feasible and affordable. And it won't make our lives dull and grey,” he said.
During the coming three months, people can submit their own low-carbon success story for the World You Like Challenge. All projects, coming from individuals and organisations based in any EU Member State will be considered, provided that their main aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In May and June visitors to the campaign website http://world-you-like.europa.eu/en/ will be able to vote for the most creative and inspiring initiative amongst those short-listed.
From the ten most popular projects, a jury led by Connie Hedegaard will select three winners, who will be honoured at the Sustainia Award Ceremony in Copenhagen in October 2013 hosted by campaign partner Sustainia, an international sustainability initiative spearheaded by Arnold Schwarzenegger, working to identify and elevate readily available solutions.
The campaign has a special focus on Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal. In these countries, national winners will see their projects featured in a national billboard campaign in Autumn 2013.