We are proud to announce; the Children's Climate Prize winners 2019!

ABOUT CHILDREN'S CLIMATE PRIZE

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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 warming has been a reality for decades. To highlight the issue of climate change from the perspective of the next generation, the Children’s Climate Prize was launched in 2016. The winners are children or youth, aged 12-17, who has made extraordinary efforts for the climate and the environment. They are awarded with 100 000 SEK to scale up their projects.

Children's Climate Prize was initiated by Swedish electricity company Telge Energi, which for 11 years has taken a stand for sustainable development by working exclusively with renewable energy. In 2019, the Clean Air category was added in collaboration with Swedish Blueair, a world-leader in air purification. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent jury of experts.

Award Ceremony

Every year a gala event held in honour of the young winners is arranged at the prestigious Stockholm City Hall, the home of the Nobel banquet. The awards ceremony is attended by politicians, academics, business leaders and the media. This year the awards ceremony is held on 13 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 takes place at Södertälje City Hall.

WINNERS 2019

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Children's Climate Prize winner

The winner of the Children’s Climate Prize 2019 is 16-year-old Shreya Ramachandran from Fremont, USA.

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Children's Climate Prize CLEAN AIR winner

The winners of Children's Climate Prize CLEAN AIR are Nav and Vihaan Agarwal, 12 and 15 years old from New Delhi, India.

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FINALISTS 2019

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Air Quality Control

Name: Eeshan Tripathii
Age: 17
City: Montclair
Country: USA

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Green School Bio Bus

Name: Green School Bali
Age: 14-17
City: Bali
Country: Indonesia

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One Step Greener

Name: Vihaan and Nav Agarwal
Age: 15 and 12
City: New Dehli
Country: India

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Sustainable water treatment

Name: Didarul Islam
Age: 16
City: Kushtia
Country: Bangladesh 

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The Grey Water Project

Name: Shreya Ramachandran
Age: 16
City: Fremont
Country: USA

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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

Lars Dunberger

Air Quality Expert, Blueair

Ylva Folin

Ylva Folin

appointed representative of Telge Energi

NOMINATION 2019 CLOSED

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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PREVIOUS WINNERS

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. 

LATEST NEWS

Finalists of Children's Climate Prize 2019

29/10/19 They are the finalists of Children's Climate Prize 2019. Read the pess release here.

29/08/19 Presenting new prize category CLEAN AIR. Read the press release (in Swedish) and check out the facebookpost (English).

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. 

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    Founder - Telge Energi

    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.

    Partner - Blueair

    Nine out of 10 people in the world breathe polluted air. Founded in Sweden, Blueair delivers sustainable clean air innovations giving people in over 60 countries around the world, the freedom to breathe. Blueair is part of the Unilever family of brands.

    CONTACT

    Press

    Jonas Persson
    jonas@ccprize.org

    Project Manager

    Niklas Karlsson
    +46 735 26 83 61
    niklas@ccprize.org

    Nominations

    Fredrik Wallenholm
    fredrik@ccprize.org

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