Children’s Climate Prize 2019 to name its finalists

The nominations for the Children’s Climate Price 2019 have officially closed. Since the nomination period opened on the 1st May, a record number of young innovators dedicated to the issue of climate change from all around the world have sent in their contributions. Now the jury must pick the finalists. A new addition to this year’s Children’s Climate Prize is the category ”Clean Air”, which also means that this year’s Children’s Climate Prize will be the first to feature two winners on stage during the gala in November.

The nominations for the Children’s Climate Prize 2019 have closed, Now, the jury have the difficult task of choosing this year’s finalists. The finalists will be presented on the 25th October, and thereafter the jury will initiate the next step in the process – to pick the two winners.

The Children’s Climate Prize award ceremony will take place on a gala evening in Stockholm City Hall on the 13th November. The day before, the two winners will visit Södertälje City Hall to participate in the Children’s Climate Talks. The event is a platform where the winners get a chance to present their project in more detail for all visitors. The event welcomes youths from schools in Södertälje, youth environment and climate organisations and journalists to participate in discussions about the climate and environmental issues. The attendees will also get the chance to meet and ask questions to the Children’s Climate Prize winners.

The Children’s Climate Prize has grown a lot since it first started in 2016. For the first time ever, the award introduces a second category - ”Clean Air”. The category has been added with the introduction of a new partner – the air purification company Blueair. The winners in both categories will be determined by a jury and will each be awarded 100 000 SEK to develop their projects.

- The Children's Climate Talks are a big part of the Children's Climate Prize where winners are given the chance to talk more in-depth about their projects and what drives them. They are given the opportunity to discuss climate issues with a committed audience and to talk about their journey. The Children's Climate Talks are about showing everyone that they can contribute with their own solutions and inspire others through their commitment. It is always incredibly inspiring to see these young innovators meet, says Jonas Månsson from the founder of the award, Telge Energi.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Childen’s Climate Prize is arranged to highlight children and youths in the ages of 12-17 that have done something extraordinary for the climate and the environment. Contributions are accepted from all around the world, and the prize will be given to two individuals, groups or organizations.

The jury this year consists of jury chairman Johan Kuylenstierna, Senior Advisor at Stockholm Environment Institute, Micael Dahlén, author and professor in economy at Handelshögskolan in Stockholm, Luca Berardi, finalist in Children’s Climate Prize 2016 and recipient of the Lund Environmental Prize 2018, Rebecka Le Moine, nature conservation biologist who was awarded Environmental hero of the year 2017 by WWF, Begonia Randhav, Ambassador for One Young World and WWF Sweden Youth, Gustav Johansson, chef who runs Sweden’s largest vegan food blog ”Jävligt gott”, Lars Dunberger, Clean air expert at Blueair and Ylva Folin, Telge Energi.

The Children’s Climate Prize is an initiative of the Swedish power company Telge Energi, which has taken a stand for sustainable development by working exclusively with renewable energy for over 11 years. The Prize was founded out of Telge Energi’s desire to do more to contribute to positive change and to support young people who actively engage in and drive sustainability issues.

Press contact Children’s Climate Prize:
Jonas Persson
070 824 39 82
jonas@ccprize.org

About the Children’s Climate Prize
The Children’s Climate Prize is an initiative of Telge Energi, which has taken a stand for sustainable development by working exclusively with renewable energy for over 11 years. The Prize was founded out of Telge Energi’s desire to do more to contribute to positive change and to support young people who actively engage in and drive sustainability issues. The Children’s Climate Prize is an international climate award for children or youth, 12-17 years old, who has made extraordinary global improvement efforts focused on climate change and the environment. The Prize was founded in 2016 to highlight the perspective of children and young people in the climate issue, with the insight that it is their future that is at stake. Finalists and the winner are selected by a jury. To read more about the Children’s Climate Prize, please visit http://www.ccprize.org.

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The Children's Climate Prize is an international climate event for environmentally conscious people from all over the world. It is a platform to inspire and give young people opportunities to drive change. The prize is awarded to a young person who has taken extraordinary actions for the climate, environment and future generations. The Swedish renewable energy company Telge Energi initiated the prize with the purpose of spotlighting the climate issue from the perspective of the next generation. To read more about the prize, please visit: www.ccprize.org

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