Open17 Challenge on Climate Justice

Created Aug. 4, 2022, 11:30 p.m.
Updated Aug. 10, 2022, 8:15 a.m.

Climate change affects all of us, but not in the same way. It will lead to greater inequalities within and across nations and between current and future generations. Climate Justice is a term used for framing global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature.

The EU Crowd4SDG project wants to support youth who have ideas for solutions that will help increase the preparedness for climate change of all individuals across the globe, and especially those most vulnerable. By using citizen science as a non-traditional data source to provide evidence on problematic and/or critical situations, you can affect national and regional policies.


By taking part, you will learn about crowdsourcing methods, project design, pitching and prototyping. You will also receive a certificate of completion from UN Institute for Training and Research. Additionally, top teams will have a chance to travel to Geneva in Switzerland to present their projects to experts from UN organizations, NGOs and impact investors.

How to participate

The Open17 Challenge is open to any individual anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 16 or older. Applications must be in English, and participants should have a good command of written and spoken English.

Register on the Goodwall Social Network (
Go to the #Open17ClimateJustice Challenge page on Goodwall
Click on “Take Part” and select “Share a Post”
Record and upload a 1-min video pitch about your idea
In the Post title, make sure to add the hashtag #Open17ClimateJustice
The application deadline is 30 September, midnight CEST

Ensure you provide a valid email address on your Goodwall page, when you register on Goodwall, for follow-up contact.

Needed equipment

Crowd4SDG can offer you several different crowdsourcing tools to support the development of a prototype towards reaching your goals. To get an idea of the tools, check out our Citizen Science Solution Kit.  

About funding

Funding bodies: European Commission

Completed from 01/08/2022 until 30/09/2022
Climate Change Social Innovation
Science Topics
Biodiversity Climate & Weather Indigenous culture Science policy
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Difficulty Level
Participation tasks
Problem solving
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