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Le future de l'Océan Pacifique (en anglais)

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Le future de l'Océan Pacifique (en anglais)

The inaugural APRU–NYT Case Competition brings together the best minds from universities in the Asia-Pacific region to solve a pressing issue: The Future of the Pacific Ocean. The competition is organized by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the New York Times, and the New York Times inEducation.

This competition focuses on raising awareness of climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean. Students are expected to understand the vast complexity of the Pacific Ocean and to consider how climate change in the Pacific may impact the society. 

Topic

The Future of The Pacific Ocean

Task

You are a policy adviser - (s)he may be at national or city level - to a respected political leader who can influence public opinion and change policy.  In 800 words, provide her/him with a policy brief on climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean, which will be the ‘wake-up call’ described in the article.  Include specific recommendations for your geographical location, supported by evidence, on what should be done and by whom.

The questions for discussions are: How could extreme weather conditions affect natural or biological ecosystems, economic conditions, and governance structure on a society? What could be done to mitigate any of the negative effects, both on an international collaboration aspect and a national policy level? What might be the key parameters that a government needs to consider before implementing any remedies?

Prizes

Champion:  Article will be published in the International Edition of the New York Times. Vouchers with a total value of US$500. NYT Trophy + Certificate

Runner-Up:  Article will be published in the International Edition of the New York Times. Vouchers with a total value of US$300. NYT Trophy + Certificate

Competition details

  • Submission deadline: April 30, 2017
  • Eligibility: Competition is open to all students from Asia-Pacific universities
  • All entries must be submitted via email to: aprunyt_2017@apru.org

More information

The APRU-New York Times Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2017

APRU

Objectifs développement durable

Objectifs Développement Durable : Vie aquatique
Organisation(s) associée(s) : 
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
11/04/2017