Do you want to learn what Momentum for Change is all about? Watch this short video introduction narrated by Hollywood actor and climate champion Mark Ruffalo.
Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
We call these solutions Lighthouse Activities. They're some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments and industries are doing to tackle climate change.
Winners of 2018 Momentum for Change Award Announced
Fifteen ground-breaking initiatives from around the world were announced on 27 September 2018 as winners of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ climate action award.
The 15 projects were chosen from a pool of over 560 applications from all over the world ranging from businesses and governments to communities and organizations.
These projects showcase how ideas, big and small, are successful in tackling climate change. Winning activities include a mobile app that promotes the fight against food waste and hunger worldwide to an entire government that is taking 100% responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions.
The Latest from Momentum for Change
Here's what has been happening lately at Momentum for Change:
- Check out our fully digital 2017 interactive annual report showcasing climate solutions recognized in 2017.
- Check out our fully digital 2016 interactive annual report and learn about inspiring stories of the 2016 winning activities.
- Check out our fully digital 2015 interactive annual report showcasing climate solutions.
- Check out our fully digital 2014 interactive annual report and learn about inspiring stories of climate action.
- Check out our 2013 interactive annual report.
- Listen to the Momentum for Change podcast.
Momentum for Change: Areas of Focus
Climate Neutral Now: recognizing efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality, implemented with the secretariat's Climate Neutral Now initiative.
Women for Results: recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change. This focus area is implemented with the generous support of Masdar's Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative.
Financing for Climate Friendly Investment: recognizing successful and innovative climate-smart activities. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum Global Project on Climate Change.
ICT Solutions: recognizing successful climate change activities in the field of information and communication technology. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
Urban Poor: recognizing climate action that improves the lives of impoverished people in urban communities. This focus area was implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2011-2015.