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This month we named our 2019 Ashden Award winners – 10 outstanding enterprises tackling climate change while building a better, fairer society for all of us.

Our ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on July 3 featured a keynote speech by climate leader and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.

She said two voluntary frameworks agreed by countries around the world – the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals – must be implemented in full, following calls from scientists for more urgent action.

She added: “We have to have a safe world for our children and grandchildren and generations to come... It’s beginning to happen – we are beginning to see a broad movement.” She praised youth activists, Extinction Rebellion and women leaders for driving change.

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