UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat Momentum for Change Awards is an annual award series to showcase action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Selected initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ shine a light on innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. The winning activities will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November at the UN Climate Change Conference.



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Capacity Building

Geographical Scope


Type of Cap Building

Knowledge / Information

Funding / Investment / CapBuild type

I. Engagement with policy makers;
II. Public relations support;
III. Marketing support;
IV. Capacity building

Technical or other assistance

I. Engagement with policy makers:
• Recognition by the UNFCCC secretariat;
• Attendance to UN Climate Change Conferences;
• Opportunities to present work to policy makers during the UN Climate Change Conferences.
II. Public relations support
• Concentrated media engagement effort prior to and during the UN Climate Change Conferences, including placement of opinion pieces and earned media;
• On-going digital campaign, including social media, email marketing and promotion on UNFCCC website.
III. Marketing support
• Promotional videos and podcasts;
• Dedicated webpage on the UNFCCC website;
• Publications such as annual reports and brochures;
• Graphic assets such as infographics and photography.
IV. Capacity building
• Professional media training during the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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