Let's raise awareness of the most important issue of our time; to secure a livable planet for present and future generations. Nominations for the Children’s Climate Prize 2019 are now open. 

Let's raise awareness of the most important issue of our time; to secure a livable planet for present and future generations. Nominations for the Children’s Climate Prize 2019 are now open. 


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It’s time to act on the most important issue of our time - to secure a livable planet for future generations. Human-induced global warning has been a reality for decades. To highlight the issue of climate change from the perspective of the next generation, since the future at stake is theirs, the Swedish renewable energy company, Telge Energi, launched the Children’s Climate Prize.

The winner of Children's Climate Prize 2019 will be awarded 100 000 Swedish Kronor to scale up their project.

Award Ceremony

The venue for the festivities, where the finalists and winners take center stage, is held at the very best Sweden has to offer; Stockholm City Hall. It's one of Sweden's most renowned buildings and the capital's most exclusive venue, famous for hosting the Nobel banquet every year. This year the Children's Climate Prize takes place the 13 th of november.

Children’s Climate Talks

At the very popular Children's Climate Talks the finalists are given time to meet, network, present their projects in-depth and participate in talks with influential environmental profiles. The Children's Climate Talks 2018 took place at Södertälje City Hall and have previously been held at Globala Gymnasiet in Stockholm. Location for 2019 will be annonced soon.

JURY 2019

Johan Kuylenstierna, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

Johan Kuylenstierna

Vice Chair Swedish Climate Policy Council & adjunct professor, Stockholm University.

Micael Dalén, Children's Climate Prize Jury 2018

Micael Dahlén

Writer and professor at Stockholm School of Economics


Begonia Randhav, WWF Sweden Youth

Begonia Randhav

WWF Sweden Youth

Rebecka Le Moine, Member of Swedish Parliament and Spokesperson for Biodiversity

Rebecka Le Moine

Conservation Biologist, awarded with "Climate Hero of the Year 2017" by Världsnaturfonden (WWF)

Luca Berardi, Student, environmental activist and former CCP finalist

Luca Berardi

Student, environmental activist and former CCP finalist

Gustav Johansson, CEO, Entrepreneur and food blogger

Gustav Johansson

CEO, Entrepreneur and food blogger


Nominations for 2019 are now open. A nomination can be anything from a project or initiative to an invention or physical machine. The prize will 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.

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 and we accept nominations from all over the world. Have you or anyone you know done any of this:

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Submit your nomination

If this nomination is chosen as one of this year's finalists, we need to validate the nominated contribution, in order to ensure that the project, invention, gadget or organizations have a positive impact on the climate and environment.

Contact person

You need to be able to travel to Stockholm for the prize ceremony on 11-14 November. Telge Energi will cover all travel expenses and accommodation in connection with this.


The winner of Children's Climate Prize 2018 on stage with prize check and diploma!

José Adolfo 2018

José Adolfo comes from Arequipa, Peru. When recieving the prize he was 13 years old, but he was only 7 years old when he started an eco-bank for children together with his partners. The eco-bank transforms environmental awareness and the act of recycling into a currency that children can use to buy products at the eco-bank or exchange for real money. The system clearly illustrates that the planet's common resources are limited and that we must be climate conscious and recycle the products that we no longer use. It creates awareness of consumption. This way caring about the environment becomes an investment. A system that gives children both economic independence and power to influence the climate.

Edgar Edmund, Children's Climate Prize winner of 2017

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 Children's Climate Prize winner of 2016

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. 


Stockholm City Hall Sweden

25/06/19 Presenting the jury of Children's Climate Prize 2019.

21/05/19 We are now accepting award nominations for 2019! Contributions are submitted here on the Children’s Climate Prize website. Read the press release. 

18/12/18 The initiator of the prize, Telge Energi, raises the prize money to 70 000 SEK for the winner of Children's Climate Prize 2018. Read the press release here.

30/11/18 Watch the video and relive the magic of the gala! You'll also find all the pictures here. And you'll find even more pictures here.

12/11/18 The winner of Children's Climate Prize 2018 is José Adolfo, Peru! "Eco-bank initiative wins the Children's Climate Prize 2018". Read more.

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    FINALISTS 2018

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    Device/Gadget - Harvest

    Maanasa Medu, 15 years, Mason, USA

    A few facts: Maanasa Mendu is 15 years old and comes from Mason, USA. She has developed a device that is capable of generating clean energy from sun, wind and rain. 

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    Initiative - 25 Voices against Deforestation

    25 young individuals aged 12-17, Colombia

    A few facts: 25 young individuals aged 12-17 have filed a lawsuit against the Colombian government because it doesn't do enough to protect the rainforests of the Amazon. Deforestation is the largest source of greenhouse gases, which threatens the next generation's right to life and a healthy environment. 

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    Project - Compola

    Nikita and Sofia-Khrystyna, 13 years, Kiev, Ukraine

    A few facts: Nikita Shulga and Sofia-Khrystyna are 13 years old from Kiev, Ukraine. They were upset by seeing the amount of food being wasted and started a composting project that takes care of the leftovers from the school's meals.

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    Initiative - Cooperative eco-bank for kids

    José Adolfo, 13 years, Arequipa, Peru

    A few facts: José Adolfo is 13 years old and lives in Peru. When he was seven years old he founded an ecological bank where children can pay with items that can be recycled. For example, they can hand in old paper, and in return, José Adolfo gives them money. 

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    The Children’s Climate Prize is an initiative of the Swedish power company Telge Energi, which for the past 11 years has taken a stand for sustainable development by working exclusively with renewable energy. The award was initiated with the purpose to inspire and give the world's young people a platform and opportunities to drive change in the world.

    It is an international award given to a child or youth who has done something extraordinary for the climate and the environment. Together 

    with Telge Energis 180 000 customers, the company actively engages in the transition to renewable and sustainable energy with the aim set for “2030 Agenda” and the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations Development Programme. The company has positioned themselves as an independent alternative to the dominant players in the energy industry.

    In partnership with the Swedish section of the World Wildlife Fund, the company invests in climate initiatives such as sustainable hydropower, solar powered schools and smart water treatment plants, in both Sweden and the world. The aim is to give people better conditions, a brighter future and a sustainable planet.



    Jonas Persson

    Project Manager

    Niklas Karlsson
    +46 735 26 83 61

    Telge Energi

    Johline Lindholm
    +46 733 90 21 58


    Fredrik Wallenholm

    Children's Climate Prize initiated by Telge Energi
    Children's Climate Prize initied by Telge Energi
    Children's Climate Prize initiated by Telge Energi