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Children's Climate Prize

Stockholm City Hall

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Stockholm City Hall

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

ABOUT THE PRIZE

Children's Climate Prize initiated by Telge Energi

The Children's Climate Prize has evolved thru 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 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 to help save 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.

Read more about Telge Energi and their climate work in Sweden and the World

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION

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 environment. The prize can be awarded to an individual, group or organization.

The specially appointed jury nominates five finalists, one of whom is the winner. If you are chosen as one of this year's finalists, we will need to validate your nominated entry. Projects, inventions, gadgets or organizations must work as planned and have a directly positive impact on the climate and environment.

All nominated finalists will be invited to participate at the award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on November 20th.

What are the 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:

  • A project/initiative
  • An invention or machine/gadget
  • An organization that works actively with the climate, the environment, nature or animals in any way.

It may be a new, ongoing or completed project/initiative with a clear environmental and climate connection. Nominate now!

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.

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.

LATEST NEWS - CHILDREN'S CLIMATE PRIZE

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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!

13/11/17 We can now reveal that this year's winner is: Edgar Edmund Tarimo, for the creation of Green Venture Recycles! He is praised for his inventiveness in showing how plastic bags can be transformed into durable building blocks through a cheap and sustainable process. Congratulations to you! Edgar is coming to Sweden for the award ceremony 22th November.

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    CHILDREN'S CLIMATE PRIZE JURY

    Johan Kuylenstierna, Chef för Stockholm Environment Institute - CCP2017

    Johan Kuylenstierna

    Executive Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute

    Katarina Mohlin, Kommunikationschef på if - CCP2017

    Katarina Mohlin

    Head of Communications at if

    Micael Dahlén, ekonom, författare och rockstjärne-professor i ekonomi - CCP2017

    Micael Dahlén

    Economist, author and rock star Professor of Economics

    Soledad Piñero Misa, Retoy och Social Mission Manager på Ben & Jerrys Nordic - CCP2017

    Soledad Piñero Misa

    Retoy and Social Mission Manager at Ben & Jerrys Nordic

    Juhán Niila Stålka, WWF Sweden Youth - CCP2017

    Juhán Niila Stålka

    WWF Sweden Youth

    Juliette - jury, Children's Climate Prize 2017

    Juliette Potier

    Youth representative from France.

    Kimai - jury, Children's Climate Prize 2017

    Kimai Hireme

    Youth representative from New Zealand

    Ihsan - jury, Children's Climate Prize 2017

    Ihsan Xasan

    Student from the Blombackaskolan School.

    Kristian - jury, Children's Climate Prize 2017

    Kristian Chamoun

    Student from the Blombackaskolan School.

    McKenzie - jury, Children's Climate Prize 2017

    McKenzie Royo

    Youth representative from the USA

    PREVIOUS WINNERS AND FINALISTS

    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.

    CONTACT

    Press Contact

    Jonna Holmgren, Massiv PR
    +46 708 88 05 02
    jonna@massivpr.se

    Head of Communications

    Jonas Månsson
    +46 723 50 27 59
    childrensclimateprize@telgeenergi.se

    Project Manager

    Niklas Karlsson
    +46 735 26 83 61
    niklas.karlsson@eventum.se

    Project Coordinator

    Johline Z. Lindholm
    johline.lindholm@telgeenergi.se

    Project Coordinator

    Fredrik Wallenholm
    fredrik.wallenholm@telgeenergi.se