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Apply Now for the UN Global Climate Action Awards!
Organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can now nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award.

The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action.

Winning activities encompass scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. The selected activities will be honored at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Chile.

The 2019 award will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in four categories:
  • Planetary Health: recognizing novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet.
  • Climate Neutral Now: recognizing efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality.
  • Women for Results: recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change.
  • Financing for Climate Friendly Investment: recognizing successful financial innovations for adaptation and climate mitigation.
The award's Advisory Panel, made up of senior experts from various fields and countries, will select the 2019 winners.
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How to Apply
Who can apply?
Organizations, cities, businesses, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized by UN Climate Change.

Why should you apply?
If your project is selected, you'll receive a wide range of benefits, including:
  • Attendance to the UN Climate Change Conference in Chile (COP 25)*;
  • Access to policy makers and potential funders during the conference;
  • Public recognition by the UN Climate Change;
  • Digital assets such as professional photos and videos;
  • A dedicated page about your project on our website.
*Winning projects under the Financing for Climate Friendly Investment category will need to be self-funded to the conference and provide their own video and photo materials. 

How do you apply?
Applications for the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Award are being accepted from now until 30 April 2019 at:

To start an application, please register in our application portal. It will take at least an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by 30 April 2019.

Watch our 7-minute screencast of the application process here.
Learn More About Last Year's Winners
Last December at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, we celebrated
15 inspiring projects. All of them are shining examples of climate solutions. Watch our summary video celebrating the winning initiatives here.
Last Year's Winners in the News