Source: Children’s Climate Prize portal
The Children’s Climate Prize, one of the world’s largest climate awards for young people aged 12 to 17, celebrates its fourth edition in 2019. Many nominations were received from young innovators and activists around the world who have done something extraordinary for the environment. Out of five finalists presented earlier this month, an independent jury of climate experts selected Shreya Ramachandran, 16 years old from Fremont, US, and Nav and Vihaan Agarwal, 12 and 15 years old from New Delhi, India.
About the Children’s Prize
- The Children’s Climate Prize is an international climate event for environmentally conscious people from all over the world.
- It is a platform to inspire and give young people opportunities to drive change.
- The prize is awarded to children or youth, aged 12-17, who has taken extraordinary actions for the climate, environment and future generations.
- The Swedish energy company Telge Energi, which for 11 years has been working exclusively with renewable energy, initiated the prize in 2016 with the purpose of spotlighting the climate issue from the perspective of the next generation.
- In 2019, the Clean Air category was added in collaboration with Swedish Blueair, a world-leader in air purification.
- Finalists and winners are selected by an independent jury of experts. The winners are awarded with 100 000 SEK to scale up their projects.