The first London Climate Action Week, which begins on Monday, will feature more than 100 events – all helping speed us towards a low-carbon future. Ashden will be at the heart of the action, with events across the capital. Highlights include our health and energy conference and the annual Ashden Awards ceremony – a celebration of the very best in sustainable energy innovation.

Our experts and winners will be popping up at a host of other events too. We’d love to hear what you’re looking forward to, and what big issues you think the week should tackle – tell us on social media using the hashtag #Ashden19.

July 1 - Investor networking

We’ll kick off with a private event at the Conduit Club, run in partnership with impact investment networks ClearlySo and Conduit Connect. The aim is to connect Ashden Award winners from around the world with sustainability-focused investors. Last year Ashden’s connecting power helped past winner EcolibriumEnergy raise a significant portion of its $10million equity funding round – this event could be a pivotal moment for another cutting-edge innovator.

July 2 - Driving Better Health with Sustainable Energy

Our conference will explore how sustainable energy can create better health – through reliable power in rural hospitals, cleaner air in our cities, and much more. The day will address financing challenges, as well as how to break down the barriers between the health and energy sectors. We’ll bring together clean energy innovators, funders and investors, policymakers, academics and others for a event focused on practical action.

Afterwards we’ll head to the Energy Access Drinks (co-organised by past Ashden Award winning Sunfunder), for a moment’s relaxation in the middle of a hectic week. If you’re taking part in London Climate Action Week, we’d love to see you there.

July 3 - Financing SMEs and the low carbon transition

On Wednesday morning we’ll team up with HSBC UK for a private event exploring the challenges and opportunities of providing finance to small and medium-sized business in the UK’s low carbon sector. This breakfast session will also ask how to manage the low carbon transition in a fair and equitable way.

July 3 – The 2019 Ashden Awards

We finish on Wednesday night with the annual Ashden Awards ceremony, where we celebrate this year’s award winners. Our keynote speaker is Mary Robinson – formerly President of Ireland, and now a leading climate campaigner driving global action to confront the climate emergency.

We’ll hear more from this year’s winners throughout an inspiring, thought-provoking event. The night promises to gather key players in the sustainable energy sector – there are still a few tickets available.

There’s so much going, we can’t wait to get started. If you’re taking part, at our events or elsewhere, we wish you a fantastic week of bright ideas, bold thinking and positivity.