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Meet the 2018 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities!
We are excited to announce 15
ground-breaking projects from around the world as winners of the 2018 United Nations Momentum for Change climate action award. Meet the winners here!
These 15 projects were chosen from a pool of over 560 applicants ranging from businesses and governments to communities and organizations. Their projects prove how climate solutions, big and small, are achieving real results.
"These activities shine a light on scalable climate action around the world," said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change. "They are proof that climate action isn't only possible, it's innovative, it's exciting and it makes a difference."
Representatives from the following five winning activities spoke at the announcement event co-hosted by The Climate Group in New York City during Climate Week NYC on 27 September:
Creating the Greenest Football Club in the World: Britian's Forest Green Rovers are bringing eco-thinking, sustainable living, and renewable technology to football fans.
Catalytic Finance Initiative: Bank of America is working with partners to mobilize approximately USD 10 billion for innovative and high-impact climate mitigation and sustainability-focused investments.
Santiago Biofactory: Water utility company, Aguas Andinas, is transforming Santiago's three wastewater treatment plants into "biofactories" that convert wastewater and sewer sludge, a wastewater treatment byproduct, into clean energy.
Carbon Neutral Government Program: In 2010, British Columbia became the first government at the provincial, territorial, or state level in North America to take 100% responsibility for its greenhouse gas pollution.
Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project: Seacology, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization, is helping Sri Lanka become the first nation in history to preserve and replant all of its mangrove forests.
In case you missed it, we streamed our announcement event on Facebook Live.
Join UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, The Climate Group CEO, Helen Clarkson, and 5 of our 15 winners at AB InBev headquarters in Manhattan, as we celebrate and honor groundbreaking climate action initiatives.