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The nomination for the Children's Climate Prize 2020 opens

The nomination period for this year is now open. Everything from projects and initiatives to climate-smart inventions and widgets can be nominated. "Hope and faith in the future have never been more important than at this moment in time," says the jury chairman, Johan Kuylenstierna.

The Children's Climate Prize is now looking for innovative and groundbreaking ideas and solutions that drive and facilitate sustainable development. The goal is to support young people around the world with the ambition to drive public opinion, technological development and innovation in the fields of the climate and environment. The Children's Climate Prize invites and appreciates initiatives that cross several areas and operate across different borders. Individuals, a group or an organization can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. The award is international so nominations from all over the world are welcome.

"In the situation that the world is currently in, it can feel irrelevant with a climate prize, but I would say that, on the contrary, hope, creativity and sustainable solutions have never been more important. That's why it makes sense to open up this year's nomination period right now," says Johan Kuylenstierna, chairman of the jury.

Between May and September, the nomination is open and entries are registered in a form on the Children's Climate Prize website.

The prize is awarded to children age 12-17 who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. It was established in 2016 to highlight children and young people's perspectives on the climate issue, with the understanding that it is the children's world that is at stake. The Children's Climate Prize is founded by the Swedish renewable electricity company Telge Energi and it is they, in partnership with Blueair, a world-leader in air purification, that are behind the award. The winners are celebrated in November every year in Stockholm, Sweden, and they receive a diploma, medal and prize money of SEK 100,000 to continue to develop their projects. Since 2020, the Children's Climate Foundation has been managing the prize money.

Previous winners of Children’s Climate Prize:

Prize category: Clean Air Prize
Nav and Vihaan Agarwal, 12 and 15 years
New Delhi, India

Shreya Ramachandran, 16 years
Fremont, USA

José Adolfo, 13 years
Arequipa, Perú

Edgar Edmund, 17 years
Arusha, Tanzania

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 16 years
Colorado, USA


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.

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