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Congratulations to the 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities!
Join us in celebrating climate action, and congratulating this year's new Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities! Nineteen ground-breaking initiatives from around the world were announced on 12 October as recipients of the United Nations Momentum for Change Climate Solutions Award. These game-changing projects address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
 
This year's projects fall under five categories: Women for Results, Financing for Climate Friendly Investment, ICT Solutions, and new to this year, Planetary Health, and Climate Neutral Now.
 
Read about the 19 extraordinary projects that demonstrate the exceptional amount of climate action happening around the world, and inspire us all to engage in the fight against climate change, here.
Three new Lighthouse Activities Honored in Berlin
As part of the announcement of the 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities, three European-based projects were honored in Berlin at a special event at The Hertie School of Governance. Here, From Waste to Wow, Plan A Carbon Reduction, and Reclaiming Global Waterways and Beaches discussed their initiatives with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. The discussion engaged the audience, and focused on how these projects will continue to accelerate climate action in the years to come.  
The 2017 Lighthouse Activities Will be Celebrated at COP23!
We are excited to have the 19 winning Lighthouse Activities of the Momentum for Change Award take part in COP23 this November. All registered participants of COP23 are welcome to join us in celebrating these outstanding winners at an award ceremony on Tuesday 14 November, and at special events for each one of the five focus areas during  the second week of COP23. The events will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

Keep an eye on our next newsletter and the UN Climate Change Newsroom  for more details!