Press release -
The jury of Children’s Climate Prize has selected this year's finalists
Recently, the Children’s Climate Prize jury met to select the finalists of 2022. Among the nominees were projects from all over the world and the jury had a difficult task when hundreds of nominations were to be reduced to five. The finalists will be presented during September and October, where one ultimately will be announced as this year’s winner. The winner will be presented and awarded by the Children's Climate Foundation in November for their extraordinary efforts for the climate and the environment.
This year, the Children’s Climate Prize will be awarded for the seventh year in a row and the winner receives a medal, diploma and prize money of SEK 100,000 to develop their project. As in previous years, the chairman of the Climate Policy Council in Sweden, Johan Kuylenstierna, took on the role of jury chairman and led the deliberations.
- I think the five finalists again demonstrate all the creativity and diversity of young people in all parts of the world trying to form their own future. The finalists spread from technological solutions, strong public engagements, communications, business development and entrepreneurship. This is really something that is significant for the Children’s Climate Prize and this year was no different, says Johan Kuylenstierna.
The finalists of 2022 will be presented starting from September and the one who will then stand as a winner will be revealed in November. This year, the previous Children’s Climate Prize winner and innovator Vinisha Umashankar participates in the jury, who in 2020 was awarded for her Solar Ironing Cart.
- The jury meeting was quite an extensive process and I was really glad on how it turned out. We chose some amazing finalists. All of them are talented in their own ways and in different fields. Being on the jury, I have really looked forward to seeing solutions, projects and innovations that will have a big impact on people, society and the environment, says Vinisha Umashankar.
Children’s Climate Prize jury of 2022:
Johan Kuylenstierna - Chairman, Swedish Climate Policy Council
Vinisha Umashankar - Winner of Children’s Climate Prize 2020
Siiri Maekelae - UN Environment Programme
Micael Dahlen - Author, Professor and Economist, Stockholm School of Economics
Selin Gören - Circle of Youth member, YOUTHTOPIA
Ismail Abdullahi - WWF Sweden Youth
Stella Axelsson – President, The Swedish Federation of Young Scientists
The Children’s Climate Prize - how it works:
- Nominations are open from November 2021 to May 2022
- The jury is appointed in the spring
- The jury selects the finalists and winners
- Finalists will be announced in September-October, 2022
- The prize winner will be announced in November, 2022
The Children’s Climate Prize is an international prize annually awarded to young people who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. The award and financial support are managed by the Children’s Climate Foundation, which was initiated by the award’s founder Telge Energi. Based on Telge Energi’s belief in young people’s ability to drive change in the world, the award is now a part of their ongoing work for sustainable development and production of renewable energy in Sweden. The winners of the prize are celebrated at an award ceremony in November each year and receive a diploma, medal and prize money of SEK 100,000 to continue developing their projects.