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Momentum for Change

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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The 2015 Call for Applications is Now Closed

The call for applications for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards is now closed. We thank all applicants for taking the time to submit a project!

Winning activities will be announced in November 2015 and celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, in December 2015.

The Momentum for Change awards are part of wider efforts to mobilize action and ambition as governments work toward adopting a new universal climate agreement this year. Winning projects highlight some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

The call for applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards will open early next year. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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Momentum for Change: Areas of Focus

Urban Poor: recognizing climate action that improves the lives of impoverished people in urban communities. This focus area is implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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 The Rockefeller Foundation.

Financing for Climate Friendly Investment: recognizing successful and innovative climate-smart activities. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum.

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.


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