First GCF Green Champions to be announced at COP25
Songdo, 27 Nov 2019
The finalists of the first GCF Green Champion Awards have been selected from a total pool of 280 nominees, and the final results will be announced at the sidelines of COP25 in Madrid, Spain.
The GCF Green Champions Awards was launched in August this year to recognise and promote the most noteworthy and successful efforts to fight climate change in developing countries. The nominees, which include outstanding individuals and organisations driving climate transformation, are among the prime examples of initiatives that exemplify environmental, social and business-led commitments to combat climate change.
Nominations for the awards were accepted under the followng six categories:
Climate Youth Champion - Young people who are making a difference in responding to the climate challenge. The nominees must be aged 25 years or less.
Climate Gender Champion - A person that has a track record in emphasising the inclusiveness of women in climate action.
Climate Community Champion - A person or organisation that is central to a community’s engagement with climate action.
Transformational Country Champion - A person or organisation in a developing country which has made notable progress in pursuing a GCF country programme, using GCF readiness effectively; excelling in stakeholder consultation, etc.
Climate Entrepreneur - A person or organisation making inroads in bringing the private sector into climate finance.
Climate Lifetime Achievement Champion - An individual who is a recognized trailblazer in promoting climate action.