UNESCO’s “On the Frontlines of Climate Change” Forum Issues Call for Project Proposals

© On the Frontlines of Climate Change1 May 2009: “On the Frontlines of Climate Change,” an Internet forum launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has issued a call for project proposals. Funding, provided with the assistance of Denmark, will be dedicated to community-level projects showcasing local experiences with climate impacts and adaptation.

Recipients can be individuals or groups. Funding will range between US$3,000 to US$5,000, and project output style is flexible, varying from written reports to other media forms, such as videos. The deadline for project submissions is 15 July 2009. Initial results from the projects would be expected before October 2010. [The call]