The winner of the Children's Climate Prize will receive 50 000 SEK in prize money. This year, we will also add 1 extra SEK to the prize money for each person who support the winner. Let’s raise the prize together!

SEK raised for the winner

The winner of the Children's Climate Prize will receive 50 000 SEK in prize money. This year, we will also add 1 extra SEK to the prize money for each person who support the winner. Let’s raise the prize together!

SEK raised for the winner


Stockholm City Hall, November 20th, 2018

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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. The human-induced global warming has been reality and truth for decades. To spotlight the climate issue from the perspective of the next generation, with the insight that the future at stake is theirs, the Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi launched the Children’s Climate Prize.

The winner receives a prize award of 50 000 SEK to invest in, and scale climate projects. This year, in order to raise the bar, Telge Energi adds 1 extra Swedish krona (SEK) to the award for each person who supports the initiative.

Award Ceremony

This year the venue for the festivities, where the finalists and winners will take center stage, will be 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. On November 20th, the Children's Climate Prize enters Stockholm City Hall.

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. It will take place at Södertälje City Hall on November 21st, the day after the award ceremony. The Children’s Climate Talks has previously been held at Globala Gymnasiet in Stockholm.


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. 


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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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    We are now accepting this year's nominations. 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.

    Nominations are open between April 23 and September 30th and all contributions are easily submitted via the form below.

    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 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/Södertälje for the prize ceremony on 21-22 November. Telge Energi will cover all travel expenses and accommodation in connection with this.


    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

    About the founders, Telge Energi

    The Children’s Climate Prize was initiated in 2016 by Telge Energi; a Swedish energy company dedicated to, and exclusively working with, renewable energy sources such as water, wind and solar power. For over ten years, Telge Energi have positioned themselves as an independent alternative to the dominant players in the energy industry, 

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    The 1 SEK support action

    Telge Energi have realized that with a platform like the Children's Climate Prize, young people’s involvement in, and driving force for, making a difference can be accelerated. This position should be used to create positive change in society, and Telge Energi want to empower young people to engage in environmental issues and climate issues by setting 

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    Children's Climate Prize initied by Telge Energi