Over the past couple of years we’ve seen unprecedented political upheaval, shocking natural disasters as well as impressive innovations, all affecting the climate and sustainable energy sector significantly. The organisations on this year’s longlist are all at the forefront of the movement towards a sustainable and stable future – we think that’s a much better tagline…
Over the coming 12 months we will be focusing a significant amount of our work on green cities, including clean air, sustainable buildings, transport and innovation. The issue of clean air is constantly in the news at the moment, and the idea of improving transport infrastructure by adding more charging points for electric vehicles and better cycle lanes, is gaining ground in the UK and internationally.
Ashden will always be advocates for, and continue to award, those increasing energy access in developing countries, until we reach a world where everyone has access to clean, affordable, reliable energy.
We are seeing an increasing use of sustainable energy for powering large businesses, in innovative financial models that allow start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises to provide solar goods and services to rural communities, and improvements in the availability of sustainably powered transport options.
The following 49 organisations have been longlisted for a 2018 Ashden Award because they have impressed the assessors with their innovation and commitment to decarbonisation in their respective fields:
International Sustainable Buildings/Cities
UK Sustainable Buildings
UK Energy Market Disruptors
International Sustainable Transport and Mobility
International Powering Business
Energy Access Frontiers
International Financial and Business Model Innovation
Sustainable Energy and Health