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The 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, in a year that has cast darkness upon many, shone a light on the positive action that many across the globe are taking, combating climate change.
This year’s award-winning projects amount to 13 and fall within three focus areas: Climate Neutral Now, Women for Results, and Financing for Climate Friendly Investment. The projects demonstrate leadership on climate change by nations, businesses, investors, cities, regions, and civil society as a whole. All activities will be showcased at a series of special online events during November and December.
Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the winners, highlighting “it is exciting to see these climate solutions, which reinforce my call for decisive leadership on climate change by Governments, businesses and cities, and for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic”.
The UN Global Climate Action Awards are spearheaded by the Momentum for Change initiative at UN Climate Change and each project presents an innovative solution that both addresses climate change and helps drive progress on other SDGs.