Trust for Sustainable Living

About the 2022 International Student Essay Competition


“How would addressing inequality help to combat the climate crisis?”

We are in the midst of a global climate crisis. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 6th report, released in August 2021, states that “climate change is already affecting every inhabited region across the globe, with human influence contributing to many observed changes in weather and climate extremes.”

As world leaders prepare to meet in November 2021 at the COP 26 Climate Summit to set out targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cap global temperature rise to 1.5oC, we are inviting students worldwide to consider how addressing inequality might play a role in combatting the climate crisis.

Inequality comes in many forms…

How might tackling inequality help to resolve the climate crisis?


The prizes

One overall Grand Prize trophy winner will receive a free international trip to a TSL Summit, including £500 spending money. The Top 10 essay medallists will receive eco-friendly e-medals with redeemable gift tokens. All participating Teacher Champions, Essay Finalists & Honourable Mentions, and International Debate participants, will receive personalised e-certificates.

The 2022 competition is now OPEN!

Key dates