2022 Youth Innovation Challenge Launches Today

Participants can submit their innovative solutions to the Youth Innovation Challenge 2022 through Presented win up 15,000 Canadian dollars in seed financing. Winners from Canada, Mexicoand USA present their successful solutions North America Ministers of the Environment at a meeting of the CEC Council.

The competition is open to participants aged 18-30 who are residents of Canada, Mexicoor USA. Solutions can be presented in English, French or Spanish and will be evaluated on the basis of four criteria: impact, innovation, feasibility and replication, and economic value. Read our criteria and recommendations and send your decision through Presented.

A successful solution offers innovation with clear environmental benefits, which also takes into account the direct impact on local communities in North America. Possible innovations could consider public welfare; efforts to rebuild the local and circular economy; preservation, preservation and restoration of biocultural heritage; and protecting their territories, livelihoods and ecosystems. Winning decisions will have gender, intercultural focus and human rights.

Selected materials will be supported by detailed descriptions, photographs, videos, diagrams and prototype designs, as appropriate. Proposals should demonstrate significant impact on the community by representing technological or social innovation with a robust economic sustainability plan, and should take into account local knowledge and transform that knowledge into an innovative action or solution.

Submit your decision by March 31, 2022and join the # Youth4Innovation conversation at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by governments Canada, Mexico and USA through the North American Environmental Cooperation Agreement, a parallel environmental agreement with NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and supported by the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, indigenous peoples, youth, NGOs, academia and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America a shared environment, supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations. Find out more at: www.cec.org.

The CEC is managed and funded equally by the government Canada through the environment and climate change of Canada, the government USA with Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales and the Government United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

SOURCE Commission for Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection

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