This year’s Global Landscapes Forum: Climate Action for Sustainable Development will pioneer an innovative format to showcase outstanding initiatives that strive to realize global climate and development goals at the landscape level.
These high-level pitches provide a perfect opportunity to introduce new initiatives as well as proven concepts to an expert audience, international media and those following online from across the globe.
At the event, climate action pitches will take place in two stages:
A plenary session set up in “Dragon’s Den” style will bring together leading experts from global policy, climate finance and research. Here, organizations driving innovative climate action will have the opportunity to pitch their initiative or idea to experts and receive immediate feedback.
We encourage organizations to build their pitch around a specific ask: What do they hope to get out of the Forum? Is it additional funding for their work? Specific policy recommendations? A call for partnerships?
During the Forum’s cocktail reception, organizers behind the initiatives will break out into separate rooms where they can meet with interested policy makers, investors and potential partners for focused discussions around specific opportunities for climate action.
Organizers will host their own individual cocktail receptions within these breakout rooms that will be covered by their contribution fee.
Event organizers will work closely with international media such as the Financial Times, The Economist, Thomson Reuters and others invited to cover the pitches.
Who can make climate action pitches?
In order to provide sufficient space for the individual initiatives, a maximum of three carefully selected climate action opportunities will be featured at the Forum.
The Forum’s science committee will evaluate applications in a competitive and transparent process.
Forum partners aim at bringing together initiatives at different stages of development: from seed to early and later stages.
How can we apply?
Please submit your application by filling out the online form below. You can direct further questions to Ms. Deanna Ramsay at [email protected].
What does the host fee cover?
Presenting a pitch costs USD 5,000. This fee goes toward covering the costs of organizing the Global Landscapes Forum, the venue and supporting technology. The fee also includes the cocktail reception set aside for the “Meet the Pitchers” events during the cocktail reception.
What are the next steps?
- Deadline for applications 11 September
- Notification of successful candidates starting 17 September
Please click here for complete guidelines and application form.