Press release -
Full broadcast + extra material of the 2020 Children's Climate Prize is now available on the website
On 18 November, this year's digital Children's Climate Prize was broadcast live at ccprize.org. Via the website, it is now possible to see the entire broadcast with extra material with Minister for the Environment and Climate, Isabella Lövin.
For the first time ever, the Children's Climate Prize was a digital event as the world situation prevented a grand gala evening in Stockholm City Hall, Sweden. For those who missed the event on 18 November, it is now available at ccprize.org. There, you can also watch additional material from the Children's Climate Prize jury interview, as well as an in-depth discussion in which students from the Globala Gymnasiet Secondary School interviewed Minister for the Environment and Climate, Isabella Lövin, and Vice President of the Climate Policy Council, Johan Kuylenstierna, on the climate and the world situation. Among other things, the minister responds to questions concerning economic incentives for support measures for pandemics in relation to climate change, comments on the outcome of the American election and why it is problematic that large parts of the world remain firmly entrenched in the old fossil-dependent economy.
Audiences from all over the world were able to attend the event, where they met this year's two winners, Aadya Joshi and Vinisha Umashankar, to learn more about their brilliant, innovative solutions. International guests such as Sam Barratt - head of the Education and Youth Unit of the United Nations Environmental Department for Ecosystems, Melati Wijsen - founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags and YOUTHTOPIA, and the majority of the previous years' prizewinners attended via link.
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.