Press release -
Children’s Climate Prize in search for more good news in 2020
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a tough year. But, despite this, really good things have also happened this year. It is primarily young people who contribute with new perspectives and optimism. Now, the Children's Climate Prize is calling on more people to share good news about sustainability projects, big and small, done by young people around the world by sharing at #childrensclimateprize or tagging @childrensclimateprize on Instagram.
The fifth Children's Climate Prize took place on Wednesday 18 November and for the first time ever, an audience from all over the world took part in the event, this year, a digital broadcast. The viewers heard about great innovative solutions from this year's young winners and listened to previous winners of the Children's Climate Prize. The broadcast ended with a statement saying that the award now wants to highlight more young people who are fighting for a brighter and more sustainable future. The aim is that the last trembling month of negatively charged 2020 is flooded with good news from the young people of the world and to spread hope for a better 2021!
– Nothing embeds as much hope as when a young person comes up with an idea or a solution that makes the world a better place! This year's two winners are examples of this, and we know that there are more people out there who are fighting. We would now like to highlight these too!, says Johannes Boson, CEO of Telge Energi, founder of the Children's Climate Prize.
This year, a record number of nominations came in for the award, suggesting that even more young people are fighting for a brighter future. By sharing and paying attention to their work and optimism, Children’s Climate Prize hopes to be able to fill the rest of the year with good news. Maybe next year's winners of the prize will be among all the good news.
Please tell us about a young person who is fighting for the climate, whether on a big or small scale, through #childrensclimateprize or by tagging @childrensclimateprize in an Instagram post!
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.