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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Climate Challenge Fund launched
On 26 January the UK government launched a Climate Challenge Fund which aims to support climate change communication at the local and regional levels.

The Fund will distribute a total of £6m over the next two financial years and support projects in England aimed at raising awareness and changing attitudes to climate change.

One imaginative element of the campaign is to find 10-18 year olds who can act as climate change “champions”, and help to spread the word about climate change in their region.

The closing date for proposal entries is 31 March 2006.

Good luck if you intend to have a go!!!

Although a welcome development, Earth Info feels that the Fund's criteria will exclude or hinder many obvious applicants, and that the sums available are rather inadequate, given the scale of the problem and the ambition of the scheme.