“Today Ashden announces the longlist for the 2020 Ashden Awards. Each of these incredible organisations is a different puzzle piece in the global effort to tackle the climate crisis. We know we can only meet our ambitious climate targets by embracing a diverse range of solutions.
From food production to sustainable buildings, from energy access for refugees to greener cities, sustainable solutions exist for every aspect of our lives – we must do everything we can to help the organisations on our longlist reach more people.
Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb said: “As we begin the climate decade and build up to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, now is the time to focus on proven climate solutions.
“The strength of these longlisted organisations is a slap in the face for delayers of climate action – those who say the answers to the crisis are untested, unpopular or impractical.
“We have highlighted 44 hugely promising organisations and projects, all ready to scale up or share – and many more excellent entrants narrowly failed to make the final longlist underlining the strength of current innovation.
“Despite the achievements of these pioneers, the climate crisis is deepening, with global emissions rising 0.6% from 2018 to 2019. Climate innovators are doing all they can, but they urgently need funding and political backing. The world is watching – investors and politicians must deliver.”
[Harriet Lamb, CEO Ashden]
Published on 4th February