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Children's Climate Prize

Stockholm City Hall

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Stockholm City Hall

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018


Children's Climate Prize initiated by Telge Energi

The Children's Climate Prize has evolved through the years and is now an established platform for young, environmentally-conscious people from all over the world.

The prize was initiated in 2016 by the Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi; a company dedicated to, and exclusively working with, renewable energy sources thus taking a stand for sustainable development for more than 10 years.

But Telge Energi wanted to do more for the world while also supporting others on the same journey. Therefore the company instituted the Children's Climate Prize, an international climate prize awarded to a child or youth, between the age of 12-17 who has done something extraordinary for the climate and environment. But also to highlight another perspective on the climate issue, recognizing that it is the children's future at stake, that their voices are important and deserve to be heard. The winner and all finalists are selected by a jury and the winner receives 50,000 SEK.

More about Telge Energi and their climate work in Sweden and the world.


We are now accepting this year's nominations. They can be anything from a project or initiative to an invention or physical machine. The prize can be awarded to an individual, a group or an organization and we accept nominations from all over the world. Anyone can nominate their climate hero.

Nominations are open between April 23 and September 30th and all contributions are easily submitted via a form below here on our website.

Who can nominate?

Family, friends, teachers or other related parties can nominate a child or young person. You can also nominate yourself.

Who can win?

The Prize is awarded to a child or youth, between the age of 12-17 who has done something extraordinary for the climate and 

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Criteria for participation?

The prize is international, we accept nominations from all over the world.
Have you or anyone you know done any of this:


Submit your Nomination

If you become one of this year's finalists, we will need to validate your nominated contribution. Projects, inventions, gadgets or organizations must work as planned and have a directly positive impact on the climate and environment.

Contact person

You need to be able to travel to Stockholm/Sweden for the prize ceremony November 19-22th. Telge Energi will cover all travel expenses and accommodation in connection with this.


Nominate your climate hero 2018 #ccprize #childrensclimateprize Starta video

20/06/18 We now present 2018’s Children's Climate Prize jury who has the honorable and hard task of appointing five finalists, of which one will be the winner! Read the press release here.

21/05/18 We are now accepting award nominations for 2018! Contributions are submitted here on the Children’s Climate Prize website.

09/05/18 The award ceremony for the Children's Climate Prize 2018 will be held in Stockholm City Hall November 20! Read the press release here.

11/01/18 A few days into the new year we look back on an amazing year with many memories. We would like to thank all who made the Children's Climate Prize 2017 possible. We now look forward to an even better 2018!

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    Johan Kuylenstierna, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

    Johan Kuylenstierna

    Senior advisor to Stockholm Environment Institute

    Micael Dalén, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

    Micael Dahlén

    Writer and professor at Stockholm School of Economics

    Doreen Månsson, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

    Doreen Månsson

    TV personality, engaged in environmental and social causes

    Luca Berarde, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

    Luca Berardi

    Finalist 2016 and recipient of Lunds environmental award 2018

    Zeinab Ismail Adem, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

    Zeinab Ismail Adem

    WWF Sweden Youth

    Katarina Mohlin, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

    Katarina Mohlin

    Board member of Telge Energi


    Children's Climate Prize winner 2016 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and vinner 2017 Edgar Edmund

    Edgar Edmund 2017 - After seeing how plastic contributed to environmental issues locally in his own community Edgar Edmund was inspired to solve the problem on his own. He built a machine that converts plastic waste to durable building blocks, roof tiles and other useful products. Today Edgar runs his own company, Green Venture Recycles, which turns plastic waste into clever and affordable building materials. He has recycled more than 1.2 million plastic bags, in total over 20 000 kilograms (44 000 pounds) of plastic, which otherwise would have ended up in nature. He has also employed over a hundred people and educated more than 4000 students through environmental campaigns at schools all over Arusha, Tanzania.

    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez 2016 - Xiuhtezcatl has made his voice heard on some of the world's most influential stages including the United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Rio+20, and he has also spoken before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He is the director of Earth Guardians, a worldwide conservation organization consisting of young activists, artists and musicians trying to make a difference, working together to battle climate change and other important issues that will determine the future. Xiuhtezcatl is one of 21 plaintiffs suing the federal government and the Trump administration for failing to act on climate change. A federal Court rejected the government's move to dismiss the case in November 2016.


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