The Financial Times and the Bank of England are seeking ideas from sixth formers on the economy and climate change, in a joint competition for schools to produce the best economic blog

Students across the UK are invited to write 500 words by 31 January 2020 on how to mitigate the effects of climate change

Arguments should be backed up with sound reasoning and, if possible, relevant data which can be drawn from the FT, Bank Underground and other resources. Full details are on the Bank Underground website. 

The competition, part of the FT’s programme to offer free digital subscription to 16-19-year-olds in full-time education and their teachers around the world, is the third with the Bank of England. The most recent was on the future of money

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said: “Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time. It’s vital to hear young people’s voice. This year’s blog competition provides an opportunity for you to tell us what central banks, governments, companies and investors can do to mitigate some of these risks and seize the opportunities as we transition to a low carbon future.” 

The best entries will be published in the FT and on the Bank Underground blog, which has the full rules and details on how to enter.

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