Awards: A climate for change

By February 20, 2024Public

This year, the international Covering Climate Change Awards include a category for health — and the deadline to enter is 11:59pm US Eastern time on March 12 (4:59am UK time).

Covering Climate Now is a joint venture between the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation magazine, in association with the Guardian and WNYC which was founded in 2019. The annual awards are free to enter and last year they attracted more than 1,000 entries from 1,100 entries, from 29 countries on six continents 

Introducing the new category based awards, and the health prize in particular, CCN says, “The health implications of climate change and extreme weather — including their effects on mental health — are staggering. In this category, we’re looking for work that sits at this critical intersection. What health conditions have been made worse by climate change? Who is affected uniquely or disproportionately? And are healthcare systems adapting to meet new challenges?

Click here for more information and online entry.

In response to discussions at the last AGM, the MJA now has now agreed a position on climate change, which you can read here. We’re also looking to add a new category on the health impact of climate change to our own awards and hope to be able to share news of this shortly.

Planning for the 2024 awards is already underway, and we’re delighted to welcome the Doctors’ Association UK and ABPI as new awards sponsors. We are also in discussions with a number of old and new awards sponsors and will provide updates as shortly.



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