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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 2021 Winners

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Regenerative Agriculture

Mbou Mon Tour

Community-led rainforest conservation

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

Mahila Housing Trust

Helping women tackle indoor heat stress

Cooling in Informal Settlements Award
Renewable EnergySustainable HeatingEnergy Efficiency

Kensa Group

Sustainable, efficient heating

UK Climate Innovation Award
Renewable EnergyHumanitarian Energy

Solar Freeze

Sustainable cold storage for farmers and refugee communities

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

Carbon Co-op

Practical training and networks help builders create green homes

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

New Energy Nexus Uganda

Supporting rural clean energy businesses

Energy Access Innovation Award
Regenerative Agriculture

YICE Uganda

Sustainable farming pioneers support women and refugees

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

Bharatiya Vikas Trust

Training for local banks and entrepreneurs boosts sustainable energy

Energy Access Skills Award
Green Communities

The Welcoming

Helping Edinburgh's new arrivals go green

UK Green Communities Award
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
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessGender EqualityHumanitarian Energy

United Nations Development Programme Yemen

Solar microgrids bring cash and energy to conflict-hit communities

Humanitarian Energy Award
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyFinancing Climate SolutionsEnergy Access


Giving villagers in Bangladesh the power to trade electricity

Financial Innovation for Energy Access
Energy for DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyGender EqualitySustainable Cooling

S4S Technologies

Solar drying cuts food waste and supports women entrepreneurs

Energy and Livelihoods
Sustainable BuildingsEnergy Efficiency

Passivhaus Homes

Tools and support help builders, architects and clients create efficient housing

Sustainable Built Environment UK
Sustainable BuildingsSustainable Heating

Guru Systems

Heat network software helps social housing tenants

Energy Innovation UK
Sustainable Transport

Cleaner air and better working conditions

Clean Air in UK Towns and Cities
Green Skills, Jobs and TrainingSustainable Buildings

BuildUp Nepal

Backing green building entrepreneurs

Sustainable Built Environment
Energy and HealthEnergy for DevelopmentSustainable BuildingsEnergy AccessHealth

Karuna Trust

Empowering patients and staff

Ashden Award
Sustainable Transport

SMV Green

A rickshaw revolution

Ashden Award for Sustainable Mobility
Energy and HealthEnergy and WomenEnergy for DevelopmentRenewable & Low-Carbon EnergyEnergy AccessClean CookingGender EqualityHealth

Clean, affordable cooking

Central America
Ashden Award for Clean Cooking

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