Ashden Awards Ceremony
In 2015 the Awards Ceremony is being held on 11 June at 7pm and for the first time, it is open to the public. Come along and be inspired by our innovative winners, who are helping to tackle climate change across the world with sustainable energy. The Ceremony is being hosted by Emma Freud and the keynote speech will be given by Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All.
The packed auditorium holds several hundred representatives from the business, academic, investor, charitable, professional, policy and media spheres who describe the evening as "inspiring” and “uplifting”.
During the evening short films on the winners are broadcast, followed by presentation of the Awards. A private reception is held for special guests.
The awards are given in different categories, with an overall UK Gold Award and an overall International Gold Award.
Since 2001, we have been honoured to have world-leading figures as guest speakers: HRH Prince Charles, Ms Wangari Maathai, Mr Al Gore, Sir David Attenborough, Dr Kandeh Yumkella, David Cameron MP, Hilary Benn MP, Greg Barker MP, Lord May of Oxford and Dr RK Pachauri.
In 2014 our ceremony was hosted by cultural commentator and broadcaster Emma Freud.
"No one can attend an event like the Ashden Awards and fail to be inspired. What impresses me most about these projects is that they truly are becoming the change that is needed in the world. These Awards tell us how to illuminate the path to a sustainable future together."
Al Gore, former US Vice President speaking at the Ashden Awards ceremony, June 21 2007.