Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are globally recognised as a mark of excellence in the field of climate solutions.
We know that it will take everyone of us to do our bit to tackle the climate crisis, so winning an Ashden Award is just the beginning of the journey.
We work with our winners long after they win, helping to share their expertise, make introductions to funders and investors, and tell their stories. Climate change is here. So are the solutions.
As the urgency of the climate crisis we face becomes clearer, and deadlines for meeting targets nearer, the Ashden Awards highlight sustainable solutions that leave no-one behind. From fuel poverty to clean, affordable electricity, energy underpins all aspects of life, including good healthcare, education and employment.
As well as innovative technology and businesses, the uplifting power of communities also shines through in all of our winners. They show how all of us, whatever our wealth or status, can come together to create change that benefits everyone
We receive hundreds of applications every year from countries across the world, and together with expert judges we choose 11 winners.
Our judges look for holistic solutions that recognise, and build on, the inter-connected nature of our world. A fragmented approach will not create the liveable, resilient planet we need. Harnessing the power of co-operation and community is crucial as we face down the threat of the climate emergency.
2020 Awards timeline
Application / Closed
The application process for the 2020 Ashden Awards has closed, but you can now register your interest for the 2021 Ashden Awards. Applications will open in autumn 2020.
Longlist / Announced
The longlist for the 2020 Ashden Awards has been announced...View 2020 Awards longlist
Finalists / Announced
We are very pleased to share the 2020 Ashden Awards finalists: 22 organisations delivering proven, ready-to-scale climate solutions. These are the pioneers offering hope even in dark times.Find out more about the final 22