Meet the Innovators

leading the way to a zero carbon future.

Calling all trailblazers

This year, the Ashden Awards will raise up climate pioneers transforming the world of work. 

Are you creating green jobs and delivering the training, connections and resources needed for thriving, fair and sustainable economies in the UK and low-income countries?

Register your interest for the 2023 Ashden Awards 

THE 2022 Winners

Filter Climate Champions

Winner
Energy Access

Zonful Energy

Clean energy installation and training for young people in off-grid, rural areas

Africa
Energy Access Skills
Winner
Green Solutions

Vectar Sets

Transitioning the film and TV industry to a greener future through an innovative, circular approach

UK
Greening All Work
Winner
Regenerative AgricultureEnergy for DevelopmentEnergy Access

SokoFresh

Sustainable cold storage for farmers and better access to markets improving lives and livelihoods

Africa
Energising Agriculture
Winner
Renewable Energy

Renewable Parts

Refurbishing wind turbine parts, cutting waste and creating a rural green economy

UK
Energy Innovation
Finalist
Green Skills, Jobs and Training

Low Carbon Academy

An ambitious green skills training partnership helping upgrade homes and reduce bills for a carbon neutral future 

UK
Low Carbon Skills
Winner
Energy Access

Kakuma Ventures

Creating clean energy, internet connections and jobs in a refugee camp

Africa
Energising Refugee Livelihoods
Finalist
Green Skills, Jobs and Training

Imece Initiative

Training refugee and migrant women to become solar engineers

Asia
Energising Refugee Livelihoods
Finalist
Regenerative Agriculture

FarmEd

Inspiring and educating the agricultural sector for a greener farming future

UK
Greening All Work
Winner
Energy Access

Energy Generation

Powering up a new generation of African innovators

Africa
Energy Access Skills
Finalist
Renewable Energy

Connected Energy

A circular approach giving a second life to electric vehicle batteries

UK
Energy Innovation
Winner
Green Skills, Jobs and Training

B4Box

Training disadvantaged people for green jobs and creating warm, energy-efficient homes

UK
Low Carbon Skills
Winner
Natural Climate Solutions

Alam Sehat Lestari

Working with indigenous communities, reforesting and promoting sustainable forms of income to reverse illegal logging

Asia
Natural Climate Solutions
Finalist
Natural Climate Solutions

ECA- Amarakaeri

Indigenous communities helping sustainably manage and patrol rainforest threatened by gold mining and illegal logging

South America
Natural Climate Solutions
Winner
Regenerative Agriculture

Mbou Mon Tour

Community-led rainforest conservation

Africa
Natural Climate Solutions
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy and WomenSustainable BuildingsGender EqualityNatural Climate SolutionsSustainable Cooling

Mahila Housing Trust

Helping women tackle indoor heat stress

India
Cooling in Informal Settlements Award
Winner
Renewable EnergySustainable HeatingEnergy Efficiency

Kensa Group

Sustainable, efficient heating

UK
UK Climate Innovation Award
Winner
Renewable EnergyHumanitarian Energy

Solar Freeze

Sustainable cold storage for farmers and refugee communities

Africa, Global
Humanitarian Energy Award
Winner
Green Skills, Jobs and TrainingSustainable BuildingsSustainable Heating

Carbon Co-op

Practical training and networks help builders create green homes

UK
UK Green Skills Award
Winner
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyEnergy AccessHumanitarian Energy

New Energy Nexus Uganda

Supporting rural clean energy businesses

Africa
Energy Access Innovation Award
Winner
Regenerative Agriculture

YICE Uganda

Sustainable farming pioneers support women and refugees

Africa
Regenerative Agriculture Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentGreen Skills, Jobs and TrainingEnergy Access

Bharatiya Vikas Trust

Training for local banks and entrepreneurs boosts sustainable energy

India
Energy Access Skills Award
Winner
Green Communities

The Welcoming

Helping Edinburgh's new arrivals go green

UK
UK Green Communities Award
Winner
Energy for DevelopmentGender EqualityNatural Climate Solutions

Rede de Sementes do Xingu

Seed-collection network raises incomes and protects the Amazon

South America
Natural Climate Solutions

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