Up to 20 young climate experts from non-European transition or developing countries who already have initial professional and leadership experience in this field will be funded in the next round. Applicants focus on issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.
Together with a host, they will work in Germany for a year on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection. The fellowships, which are funded under the International Climate Protection Initiative by the Federal Environment Ministry, will begin on 1 March 2022.
From waste water chemistry to urban development
In the years since 2010, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has sponsored more than 170 prospective leaders from over 50 countries through its International Climate Protection Fellowship programme. Egypt, Bolivia, Fiji, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Malawi, Zambia and Tajikistan are just a few of the countries they come from. International Climate Protection Fellows are also very diverse in terms of the fields they work in. To date they have included individuals who work on climate and biodiversity-related issues in connection with waste water chemistry, remote sensing, commercial law, meteorology, ecology and urban development.