Press release -
Children's Climate Prize globally broadcasted on Wednesday, November 18
This year marks the fifth edition of the Children's Climate Prize, one of the world's biggest international climate awards for young innovators. On 18 November at 10am and 7pm CET, the event will be broadcasted globally at www.ccprize.org. The duration will be 35 minutes.
For the first time ever, the Children's Climate Prize will be a digital event, enabling an audience from all over the world to take part of. Under normal circumstances, around 300 Swedish and international guests attend the awards ceremony, which is usually held at Stockholm City Hall. However, due to the pandemic, this is not possible this year. Instead, there will be a world-class digital event featuring guest speakers such as the Swedish Minister for the Environment and Climate & Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin, the Vice Chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council, Johan Kuylenstierna, and previous award winners and many more. The focus of the 35-minute broadcast will be on this year's young winners: Vinisha Umashankar and Aadya Joshi, who both come from India. The two winners will be awarded during the broadcast, and there will be talks and reports on their innovative sustainability solutions.
The Children's Climate Prize brings together people from all over the world and provides unique perspectives on sustainable progress. Optimism, faith in the future and positive news will be at the heart of the broadcast, which will focus on global sustainable development from young people's perspectives.
The Children's Climate Prize online event will be 35 minutes long and broadcasted on 18 November at 10am and 7pm CET. The broadcast will be accessible to everyone at www.ccprize.org.
Participating in the broadcast:
Isabella Lövin - Sweden’s Minister for the Environment and Climate & Deputy Prime Minister
Johan Kuylenstierna - Vice Chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council
Sam Barrat - Chief, Youth, Education & Advocacy, UN Environment Program
Melati Wijsen - Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags and YOUTHTOPIA
Vinisha Umashankar - Winner Clean Air Prize 2020, “Solar Ironing Cart”
Aadya Joshi - Winner Changemaker Prize 2020, “The Right Green”
Edgar Edmund - Winner 2017, “Green Venture Recycles”
Shreya Ramachandran - Winner 2019, “Grey Water Project”
Nav & Vihaan Agarwal - Winner 2019 Clean Air Prize, “One step greener”
Johannes Boson - CEO Telge Energi, founder of Children’s Climate Prize
Children’s Climate Prize 2020 facts:
International youth climate award
Over 70 nominees
Nominations from more than 24 countries
7 finalists from 3 different countries
2 prize categories - Clean Air and Changemaker
2 November winners were presented
18 November the digital Children’s Climate Prize is broadcasted
The Children’s Climate Prize is an international prize annually awarded to children who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. The winners of the prize are celebrated at a gala event in November in Stockholm, Sweden. They receive a diploma, medal and prize money of SEK 100,000 to continue developing their projects. The prize is founded by Telge Energi, the Swedish frontrunner in renewable energy, and it is they, in partnership with Blueair, a world-leader in air purification, that are behind the award.