Climate Science Olympiad

Young people from around the world are invited to participate in a climate science Olympiad. Finalists will receive monetary prizes and attend the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The deadline is on Sunday 1st August 2021.

Climate Science is a UK-based charity that is driven by volunteers to provide reliable scientific articles and information on climate change. 

In the qualifier round, candidates choose one of three problem statements to respond to.

To help candidates prepare, they are told the topics 10 days before the event, but the exact problem statement is only revealed at the start of the actual qualifier event.

The top three teams win US$5,000, US$3,000 and US$2,000, respectively. The prize money is split half and half between the two team members or awarded in full in case the winner participated on their own.

Finalists will meet in person and attend the ‘Green zone’ of the United Nations Climate Summit (COP-26) in Glasgow on Monday 1st November – Friday 12th November 2021.

The deadline is on Sunday 1st August 2021. 


Main Criteria

Candidates may compete either individually or in teams of two. Individual applicants are, if they wish for it, matched up with a teammate by the organisers.

There are two age categories for participants:  14-17 and 18-25. 

Both members of a team must be within the same age bracket at the time of application. 

Find out more now.

From the UK to the UN, there are some great climate initiatives to get involved in:

UN Global Climate Action Awards

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