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Environmental policy competition
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015. 12:00
Are you interested in environmental issues?
Would you like the chance to go to Washington DC?
If the answers to these questions are yes, then this is something for you!
Members of UF Gothenburg can now participate in a environmental policy competition: ”How should the United States and Sweden work together to facilitate an effective, efficient and equitable climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris?”
Each paper must be authored by two members. The papers should be written in English in the style of a so called policy brief, 2,000-2,500 words in length (excluding footnotes), and contain 1-3 policy recommendations.
For more guidance on how to write a policy brief, please see the following link: http://www.policy.hu/ipf/fel-pubs/samples/PolicyBriefdescribed.pdf
In addition, there are plenty of policy briefs/memos available online as inspiration.
The papers should answer the following question:
How should the United States and Sweden work together to facilitate an effective, efficient and equitable climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris?
Please note that your recommended policies should promote an agreement that is effective, efficient and equitable. The papers will be evaluated on how well your recommended policies promote these goals, how practical and feasible they are, and how well you argue for your conclusions (including style). Novel approaches are welcome.
Send your paper to president[at]ufgbg.se The papers will be anonymised and the winning paper will be chosen by three of our board members.
Each foreign policy association is allowed to submit one paper. Out of all, the three best teams will be invited to present their papers before a jury consisting of experts from Utrikespolitiska Institutet and the Stockholm Environment Institute at a seminar on May 12. The seminar will be open to the public, and feature speeches by subject matter experts and Embassy representatives. The two members of the winning team will be sent on a trip, funded by the Embassy, to Washington, D.C. this summer to learn more about U.S. environmental policy. The winning paper may also be distributed via one of Utrikespolitiska Institution channels.
Deadline: 12:00 April 14th