The Burjeel Holdings Oxford Saïd Climate Change Challenge is a world-wide competition which gives teams of school students aged 15-18 the opportunity to present their proposals for addressing the climate crisis, while educators will present their lesson plans integrating awareness and inspiration for students to think creatively about tackling one of our society’s most pressing concerns.

OUP is proud to be a partner of this initiative, which we are sharing with our worldwide community of teachers and learners to encourage participation.

Get involved

We encourage all 15-18 year olds or educators —from anywhere in the world¬—with ideas to tackle the climate crisis to get an entry in before the closing date of 15 October.

The finalists of the Climate Change Challenge — five teams from the student category and five individuals from the teacher category — will attend a ceremony during COP28 in Dubai to present their solutions to an international audience.

The winners will earn a spot in a bespoke programme at Saïd Business School, part of the University of Oxford, in the Spring of 2024, alongside access to a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders in innovation and social impact from around the world.

At OUP, we are committed to empowering and equipping learners to navigate and play an active role in creating solutions around climate change.

Zoe Cokeliss Barsley, Director of Sustainability of OUP, is one of 14 influential thought-leaders, founders, CEOs, and global entrepreneurs invited to join the panel of judges.