The climate crisis affects every person, every country and every region. Big ideas from the best minds are needed to help tackle this crisis. Watch scholarship teams from Chevening, CSC, and Marshall pitch their innovative climate solutions, to win a place in the grand final.

130 alumni from across the Chevening, CSC, and Marshall scholarship programmes have been working in teams to develop inventive and original policy proposals aimed at addressing the challenges presented by climate change.

Between 19-21 October, 38 climate change hackathon teams will present their innovative policy proposals to a panel of expert judges. 3 presentation events will take place, representing teams whose policy proposal address one of the four COP26 Goals, followed by a grand final presentation event. The winning team will be invited to present their ideas at a closed roundtable discussion with senior climate change experts and government officials.

Two members from each team will deliver a 5-minute presentation on their policy proposal and take 1-2 questions from the panel and audience members. Following the presentation event, judges will select a winning team for each goal who will go on to present at a grand final event where an overall winning team will be chosen.

Presentation events will take place as follows, and you can click the links to find out more about each event:

Register to attend

This is an exciting opportunity for Scholars and alumni across the three HMG scholarship programmes to hear first-hand the policy proposals developed by teams, and learn more about the important ways HMG scholarship alumni can work together to propose policies to address the most prevalent and pressing issues of our time. Joining the event will be invited guests, nominated by each of the teams, with a background and interest in with interest in climate policy.

Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni are invited to event to attend any of the climate hackathon presentation events. To register to attend, please complete the online registration form by 23:59 (BST) on 13 October 2021. Please note, places are limited.

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Find out more about the hackathon

The HMG Scholarships Alumni Climate Change Hackathon brings together over 130 alumni from the Chevening, CSC, and Marshall scholarship programmes to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges our planet faces in a climate-focused policy hackathon. Working in 34 teams over a total of 24 logged hours between 27 September – 8 October, each team’s proposal will address a climate-related issue which supports one of the COP26 Goals in the team’s represented country or region.

You can read more about the teams and the hackathon on the CSC website.