Winners of the 2019 UN Climate Action Awards Announced

Bonn | New York City: 26 September 2019

Today, 15 ground-breaking projects from around the world were announced as winners of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award ( These projects are some of the world’s best and brightest solutions to climate change, led by communities, governments, businesses and organisations.

he celebrated projects range from an in-app mini-program that’s helped plant over 122 million trees, to a “climate positive” burger that’s taking the fast food industry by storm, to an innovative technology that produces clean electricity from the ocean. 

“Announced amongst the backdrop of nations signalling their renewed determination to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, these awards shine a light on 15 incredible examples of scalable climate action around the world,” said Niclas Svenningsen, Manager of the UN Climate Change Global Climate Action Programme

Today’s announcement is part of a wider effort to mobilize action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The UN Global Climate Action Award is spearheaded by the Momentum for Change initiative at UN Climate Change Secretariat

The 2019 UN Global Climate Action Award winners are: 


Planetary Health: 

1. Making the Impossible Possible 

Impossible Foods: Creating Plant-Based Alternatives to Meat | Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Macau: Impossible Foods is creating realistic plant-based replacements for meat products. These alternatives are more sustainable and help displace market demand for meat products.

2.  The App That's Planted 122 Million Trees

Alipay Ant Forest: Using Digital Technologies to Scale Up Climate Action | China: Alipay, one of the world’s most popular online payment and lifestyle platforms, has used the power of its digital technology to plant more than 122 million trees by encouraging their users to reduce their emissions, such as by biking to work, going paperless and buying sustainable products.

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