On Monday 27 September until Friday 8 October, over 130 alumni from across the Chevening, CSC and Marshall scholarship programmes will work within their respective 38 teams to develop inventive and original policy proposals aimed at addressing the challenges presented by climate change.

Each climate hackathon team will develop an innovative solution and policy proposal over a total of 24 logged hours per team to address a climate-related issue which supports one of the COP26 Goals in the team countries or regions.

The various teams are focusing upon challenges experienced at a national and transnational level, from Brazil to India, to East Africa, and across the Caribbean. These wide-ranging challenges include green mobility, financial monitoring, carbon markets, climate education, waste management, and food security.

This activity is an exciting opportunity for alumni across the three scholarship programmes, and across the globe, to work together to propose policies to address the most prevalent and pressing issues of our time.

Following the hackathon, two members from each team will present their policy proposal to panel of expert judges, who will select a winning team representing each COP26 Goal. These teams will then present at a final event later in the year and an overall winning team will be selected. As an exclusive prize, the winning team will be invited to a closed roundtable discussion with senior climate change experts and government officials.