Momentum for Change

Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Award Now Open!

The 2019 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in four categories:

  1. Planetary Health;
  2. Climate Neutral Now; 
  3. Women for Results;
  4. Financing for Climate Friendly Investment.

Applications are accepted from 11 February through 30 April 2019.  If you are taking a bold climate action, submit your project here

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.

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Momentum for Change: Areas of Focus

Planetary Health: recognizing novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet, implemented with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.

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.