SAVE THE DATE and join us on 2 July for your annual shot of inspiring climate action stories, and join in the conversation online using the hashtag #Ashden20.

The heat is on to find, invest in and scale up proven climate solutions. 

We must do that in a way that leaves no-one behind and creates a fairer world. Climate disruption is our reality now. And it’s hitting the most vulnerable hardest.

Ashden has scoured the globe to find the front runners in the race to halt the climate crisis and create a fairer world. It’s time to put people and the planet first. 

Get ready to be inspired by stories of 11 brilliant leaders who can play a major part in solving the climate crisis and transforming our world - the winners will feature from their locations in lockdown across the world. They can show us the way to build back better. 

Join us and host Julia Bradbury on 2 July on YouTube.

"I’m so excited to be hosting Ashden’s first ever virtual awards ceremony.

Every year Ashden finds and celebrates inspirational climate leaders from across the world. These are the frontrunners in the climate decade. They have all developed brilliant solutions that put people and planet first and we can’t wait to share their stories with you.

See you on YouTube at 3pm BST on 2 July.”

We will also hear from: 

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, will be speaking to our CEO Harriet about the role of climate leaders to ensure that the transition to a low carbon world is a fair one.
  • Zamzam Ibrahim, President of the NUS, will share her perspective on the role students and young people play in tackling the climate crisis and the decision making affecting future generations.
  • Rakaya Fetuga will also be performing. Rakaya is a Roundhouse Resident Artist 2019-20 and Roundhouse Poetry Slam Winner 2018. She has performed across the UK and internationally and is the writer of the monodrama Unbraided.