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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is inviting individuals, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change to submit nominations for the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards, which aim to throw spotlight on the most innovative, scalable and replicable initiatives around the world which are tackling climate change, in order to inspire others to act similarly.

The winning initiatives will be recognized and celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Chile.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be climate action that is already achieving real results in the following 4 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.


Winners under the 4 different categories will receive a wide range of benefits, namely:

  • Engagement with policy makers: which includes a fully funded attendance to UN Climate Change Conference in Chile (with the exception of the winners under the Financing for Climate Friendly investment category, which need to pay their own way to the Conference and provide their own video and photo materials); recognition by the UNFCCC secretariat; and opportunities to present work to policy makers during the UN Climate Change Conference.
  • Public relations support: which includes concentrated media engagement effort prior to and during the UN Climate Change Conferences; and an ongoing digital campaign, including social media, email marketing and promotion on UN Climate Change website.
  • Marketing support: which includes promotional videos; a dedicated webpage on the UN Climate Change website; interactive annual reports; and professional photography.


Individuals, organizations, communities, cities, businesses, universities, governments and others that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized a 2019 Lighthouse Activity, provided that such projects must meet the abovementioned eligibility criteria for each of the 4 categories.

The activities must:

  • Address climate change mitigation or adaptation;
  • Be already implemented, or in the course of implementation;
  • Be scalable and/or replicable with potential for long-term impact;
  • Be innovative and/or demonstrate potential for long-term transformational change;
  • Deliver verifiable social and environmental benefits; and
  • Not be registered or have intentions to register as a clean development mechanism (CDM) or joint implementation (JI) initiative in the next 2 years.


Applications are to be done online by 30 April 2019.

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