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Winners of 2016 Momentum for Change Awards Announced Today! 
Today we announced 13 game-changing initiatives as winners of the Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award! These inspiring initiatives demonstrate that action on climate change is already underway, all across the world.

Each year the Momentum for Change Award recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. And this year was no exception!

Winning activities include:
  • A Google-led project that could catalyse the rooftop solar market for millions of people across the United States 
  • An ingenious net that harvests fog from the air to provide drinking water for people on the edge of Morocco's Sahara Desert 
  • A project that has established the first women-specific standard to measure and monetize women's empowerment benefits of climate action
Winners also include the EU's largest crowdfunding platform for community solar projects and a project in Malaysia initiated by Ericsson that uses sensors to provide near real-time information to restore dwindling mangrove plantations.
Other Lighthouse Activities are a company that provides solar systems to homes and businesses in rural Tanzania through an innovative financial package and a Swedish city that became the first in the world to issue green bonds, enabling it to borrow money for investments that benefit the environment.

A full list of the winning Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities is featured on the UNFCCC's Newsroom - take a look:

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