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Kentucky University Participation in the WCCC 2017 Scholarship Program

The World Climate Change Challenge Scholarship Program (WCCCSP) is based upon the premise that it should be a priority for all member countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to fund the education of young people from Developing Country’s & Small Island States so they can establish the Home Grown Climate Industries needed to fight the ongoing challenges of climate changes within their borders.

It is suggested that funding for the WCCCSP will be by way of two & one half percent (2.5%) of each Developed Country’s contribution to the Green Climate Fund.

The United States of America has contributed USD3 billion to the Green Climate Fund. The WCCCSP would see USD75 million (2.5% of USD3 Billion) of Climate Change Scholarships being undertaken in the USA at approximately 120 American Universities conducting climate change related studies, each year of the program.

To date 90 American Universities from 34 states (See Logos Below) have joined the WCCCSP. The WCCCSP is keen to see money contributed by America to the Green Climate Fund spent evenly across all states.

At present Kentucky does not have a participating University in the WCCCSP. Hence the WCCCSP is actively seeking the participation of one (1) world class University from Kentucky.


Scholarships will be awarded to students to complete their Under-Graduate, Graduate, Masters or Doctorates of climate change related field of study at an American University.

Scholarships will be Full-Ride Scholarships for the duration of their studies covering student’s expenses for:

  • Tuition Fees

  • Books

  • Lab Fees

  • Room Rent

  • Weekly Food Allowance

  • Visas

  • Health Insurance

  • Return Airfares

Climate Change Fields of Study

Climate Change will impact nearly every sector of a Developing Country’s economy. Hence the young people of these nations are going to need to gain knowledge & experience in a vast array study fields. Including but not limited to:

  • Marine Biology

  • Coastal Management

  • Marine / Coastal Spacial Planning

  • Risk adaptation studies

  • Environmental Economics

  • Coastal or Marine Engineering

  • Geographical information systems

  • Fisheries Management

  • Water Resource Management, etc.

  • Storm Water Management

  • Drainage Design & Management

  • Environmental Engineering, etc.

  • Disaster Risk Management

  • Disaster Response

  • Renewable Energy Management, etc.

  • Environmental Law, etc.

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM

  • Meteorology

  • Sustainable Development, etc.

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources

  • Risk Assessment

  • Marine Conservation & Management, etc.

  • Early Warning Systems

  • Resilient/Sustainable Agriculture, etc.

  • Forestry Management, etc.

  • Forestry for conservation and food production

  • Green Agricultural Technologies, etc.

  • Development of prevention systems

  • Risk disasters and Climate Change Resilience

  • Livestock Management, etc.

  • Health & Disease Related Courses, etc.

  • Infrastructure Design & Management, etc.

  • Corporate Management, etc.

  • Urban Transport Management, etc.

  • Green Transport Technologies etc.

  • Green House Gas Management & Inventories

  • Climate Change Science related courses, etc.

  • Various Biology fields of study

  • Various Chemistry fields of study

  • Various Physics fields of study

  • Food Security, etc.

  • Development of low-carbon economies

  • Wildlife Conservation & Management

  • Eco System Management

  • Town Planning, etc.

  • Tropical Meteorology

  • Computer Science

  • Communicating Climate Information

  • Agriculture Production, etc.


Why American Universities

Developing Countries do not yet possess within their borders, adequate world class educational institutions or academic scholars required to educate their young to people to the level which will be required to meaningfully take on the enormous mitigation and adaptation challenges of climate change.

Participating American Universities and Colleges must be conducting studies in climate change related fields of study and be located in a Green Climate Fund (GCF) donor country such as the USA.


It is important that students attend universities and colleges within GCF donor countries. This will ensure the WCCCSP, as well as building the inherent capacity of young people of Developing Nations to take on the ever growing climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, creates jobs and economic growth for the cities hosting each GCF donor country university. This is a strength of the WCCCSP. It is a WIN-WIN program for both GCF donor and recipient countries.

The World Climate Change Challenge Scholarship Program, (WCCCSP)  will see high achieving & motivated young people from Developing Countries & Small Island States presented with the opportunity to gain first-rate educations in specific climate change related fields of study at world class American Universities.


Benefits for Participating American Universities

Climate Change is already a USD2 trillion/year global industry. The 120 Participating American Universities of the WCCC Scholarship Program will:

  • Gain approximately 15 Full-Ride WCCCSP students per year for 5 intake years

  • Be recognized as one of, “THE” American Universities undertaking climate change related studies

  • Gain high quality international students who have excelled in studies at home to date

  • Be making a meaningful contribution to the global fight against climate change

  • Be recognized for their contribution in assisting DC’s & SIS’s prepare to take on the enormous challenges of climate change

  • Opportunities for Climate Change Research & Development to be conducted at your University in conjunction with governments of DC & SIS

  • Build strong ties with the climate Industries & Governments of DC’s and SIS’s through relationships built with scholarship students

American University Participation Fee: USD150/year

The WCCC has set a once only ‘WCCC American University Participation Fee’ of USD750, (USD150 /year for the 5 years of the Program) to ensure we achieve our target of 120 Participating American Universities which are committed to assisting young people from Developing Countries such as Vietnam & India in their fight against climate change.

Participating American Universities & Colleges will be entitled to:

  • Five year Inclusion into the WCCC Scholarship Program

  • Full-Ride Scholarship Funding for approximately fifteen (15) young people from Developing Countries & Small Island States, for each of the five (5) intake years of the program, to complete their Diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate, Masters or PhD’s Climate Change related field of study at your University

  • University Logo on all WCCC web sites as a American University or College which is supporting Climate Change Education for young people from Developing Countries & Small Island States for five years

  • The WCCC will promote all Participating Universities & Colleges to the Governments of the more than 100 Developing Countries whose young people will be beneficiaries of the WCCC Scholarship Program

Project Timeline

The WCCC has already submitted the first WCCCSP to the Green Climate Fund for funding consideration for student s to attend classes in 2017. Each month another 20 Developing Countries will be added to the program. The WCCCS will provide scholarships for students to commence their studies in 2017, 18, 19, 20 & 21.

American University Registration 

The Green Climate Fund (GCF)

The United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) has been established with pledges from Developed Countries to help Developing Countries and Small Island States mitigate and adapt to climate change over the coming decades by providing grants and concessional loans.

So far USD10.5 billion has been pledged and it is expected by 2020 more than USD100 billion / year will be pledged by developed countries.

SEP 08 - NOV 07 2016
Any University or College whose main campus is located in a Kentucky which has contributed to the Green Climate Fund and conducts Climate Change related courses can Register to participate in the 2017 WCCC Scholarship Pilot Program.
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