British Council India invites applications for the 2010 International Climate Champions programme.

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New Delhi: 70 International Climate Champions in India and Srilanka with a passion for the environment and interest to work against the effects of climate change are making a difference. Join them and explore the gamut of opportunities to make a difference in the war against Climate Change.

As a British Council International Climate Champion, you will raise awareness, address impacts through a project and contribute to the growing international consensus on the need to tackle climate change. We will support you with training and guidance, as well as opportunities to meet with decision makers, but the ideas and time will come from you.

Who can apply?
If you
are an Indian citizen
aged between 18 and 23 (as on 15 May 2010) and
have a climate change project idea that could make a lasting impact on your community, nationally or internationally

then we want to hear from you!

How to Apply?
Read through the Terms and Conditions
You have two options to apply,

Option 1 ¡V Online application
Click here to apply online

Option 2 ¡V Download the application and send it to LCF.Projects@in.britishcouncil.org
Click here to download the application form

Your application should reach us on or before Saturday, 15 May 2010.

We prefer to receive the online application form. But if you have a problem with your internet connection you could download the application form, fill it up and send by email to LCF.Projects@in.britishcouncil.org on or before the deadline
Points to remember
The preferred option is the online format, choose the downloadable option only if you are unable to fill the online application form.
The online application form will ¡¥time out¡¦ if left unattended for 30 minutes, so gather your thoughts before you start filling it.

Two sections in the application will require some thinking before you start writing:
Section 2 – In no more than 150 words tell us why you want to become an International Climate Champion. Illustrate your interest and the work you have been involved in so far in the area of Climate Change and Environment
Section 3 – In no more than 350 words tell us about the project you would like to undertake for one year as an International Climate Champion. Please cover the following:
„X   Project aims and objectives

„X   How you will implement the project

„X   Finances required for your project and how you will fund it

„X   What your project will achieve (the impact & lasting legacy)

„X   How you will measure the impact of the project

Go ahead, apply and stand a chance to be part of this growing network of 3000 Climate Champions around 60 countries across the world.
For Further Information:

British Council
North India: Reesha Alvi
Telephone: +91 11 4219 9000; Email: reesha.alvi@in.britishcouncil.org

West India: Manjula Rao
Telephone: +91 22 6748 6720; Email: manjula.rao@in.britishcouncil.org

East India: Radhika Singh
Telephone: +91 33 2282 5370; Email: radhika.singh@in.britishcouncil.org

South India: Anu Thampi
Telephone: +91 44 4205 0600; Email: anu.thampi@in.britishcouncil.org

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Ranjeeta Buti, The Energy and Resources Institute, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110002
Telephone: +91 11 2468 2100; Email: ranjeeta@teri.res.in