Winners of 2015 Momentum for Change Awards Announced
Sixteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced on 27 October 2015 as winners of the
Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award.
Winning activities include a seriously cool smartphone that puts social values first and an initiative that
is enabling 40 Latin American cities to take concrete climate action. Others include a women-led initiative
in Benin that uses solar energy to empower women farmers and an internal carbon fee that holds the business
units of one of the world’s most famous software and ICT companies financially responsible for
reducing their carbon emissions.
The Momentum for Change Awards are part of wider efforts to mobilize action and ambition as national
governments work toward adopting a new universal climate agreement in Paris this year.
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Momentum for Change: Areas of Focus
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.
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
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.
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