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.

Up to twelve shortlisted partnerships, across the two categories, will be brought together in October to share their projects that address some of society’s biggest climate challenges at a local level.

Finalists will showcase their projects to an audience of global change-makers during COP26 in November. One winning partnership from each category will win the first ever prestigious Climate Challenge Cup in recognition of their outstanding innovative project which has the potential to be scaled.

To enter the Climate Challenge Cup, you must be based in the United Kingdom or United States and you must demonstrate how you meet each of the following 6 criteria:

1. Your project is tackling climate change;

2. Your project is innovative and having an impact

3. Your project actively involves local communities

4. Your partnership includes civic organisations, research bodies and local communities

5. You’re willing to share how your partnership works

6. Your project and partnership could be scaled

Key dates

Apply by | 24 September 2021 | 11:00am

Briefing webinar | 25 August 2021

Find out more and apply

Full details about this competition and online application form can be found on the Climate Challenge Cup website