The Jury for the 2019 Children’s Climate Prize

The Jury for the 2019 Children’s Climate Prize has now been appointed and, for the fourth consecutive year, it will be led by Johan Kuylenstierna, Senior Advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute. Together, the jury members will be faced with the tough task of selecting the finalists and winner of the Children’s Climate Prize 2019. The awards ceremony will take place on November 13th at Stockholms Stadshus (Stockholm City Hall).

The members of the jury are:

  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Senior Advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Micael Dahlén, Author and Economics Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics
  • Luca Berardi, Finalist, Children's Climate Prize 2016 and recipient of Lund’s Environmental Prize 2018
  • Rebecka Le Moine, Conservation Biologist, awarded with “Climate Hero of the Year 2017” by Världsnaturfonden (WWF)
  • Begonia Randhav, Ambassador for One Young World and WWF Sweden Youth
  • Gustav Johansson, Chef, runs Sweden's largest vegan food blog Jävligt gott
  • A staff representative from Telge Energi who will be selected shortly before the jury meeting this fall

“It feels both important and exciting to lead this jury for another year and we are all proud to be entrusted to select the finalists and winner of the Children’s Climate Prize 2019. The young people of the world are really driving the issue of transitioning to a fossil fuel-free and more sustainable future. We should all be grateful to be followed by a generation of such passionate people, smart innovators, and strong voices. Being able to offer them a platform like this has never felt more important,” says Johan Kuylenstierna, jury chairman and Senior Advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Nominations for the Children’s Climate Prize 2019 are open until September 20th and everyone is welcome to nominate their own climate heroes. After the nomination period, the jury will meet and select the best contributions. The winner will be award 100,000 SEK to be able to scale up their project.

The prize will be presented at Stockholm City Hall on November 13th at a gala to honour the finalists and winner. The day before the awards ceremony, the Children’s Climate Talks will be arranged to provide a forum for people to meet this year’s finalists and learn more about their initiatives and projects.

“The Children’s Climate Prize is important because it provides a global platform for young pioneers who have innovative solutions to counteract climate change. It can otherwise be difficult to reach a wider audience, but here they are recognised in a way that motivates them to reach even higher, at the same time as others are inspired to follow in their footsteps,” says Luca Berardi, jury member and 2016 finalist for the Children’s Climate Prize.

The prize was established in 2016 with the aim of rewarding young people’s innovation and commitment to the issue of climate change. Four years later, it has grown into an international platform in which sustainability-committed young people meet to discuss, share experiences, and present their innovations and initiatives for the climate, the environment, and sustainable development.

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.

The nomination period is open until September 20th and everyone is welcome to nominate their climate heroes. Submissions can be made via https://ccprize.org/.

 

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 ofspotlighting the climate issue from the perspectiveof the next generation. To read more about the prize, please visit: www.ccprize.org

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“It feels both important and exciting to lead this jury for another year and we are all proud to be entrusted to select the finalists and winner of the Children’s Climate Prize 2019. The young people of the world are really driving the issue of transitioning to a fossil fuel-free and more sustainable future. We should all be grateful to be followed by a generation of such passionate people, smart innovators, and strong voices. Being able to offer them a platform like this has never felt more important,”
Johan Kuylenstierna, jury chairman and Senior Advisor to the Stockholm Environment Institute.