By Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, Director, Zayed Future Energy Prize
A new category of the Zayed Future Energy Prize will fund forward-looking sustainable energy projects in high (secondary) schools across the world.
Over the past four years, through the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the United Arab Emirates has been honoring those who are committed to advancing renewable energy and sustainable energy technologies globally. Indeed, promoting sustainable development, encouraging innovation in renewable energy technologies and addressing climate change constitute some of the greatest unifying challenges in the world today.
In 2012, the Zayed Future Energy Prize announced the creation of a new category: the Global High Schools Prize. This category aims to encourage future generations to think creatively, to develop a culture of innovation and, in the process, to better understand the practicalities of living a sustainable life.
The Global High Schools Prize will award up to USD 100 000 to a high school selected in each of the following regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
High schools from around the world are invited to submit a business plan that describes how they would to utilise the prize in order to raise awareness of sustainability and reduce the school’s environmental footprint. High schools are asked to submit projects based on one or more of the three objectives of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative: energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The deadline for submissions is 16 July 2012.
For further information, contact:
Senior Executive, Zayed Future Energy Prize
P.O. Box 54115
United Arab Emirates
or consult www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com