Ashden’s model is simple: discover, amplify, scale, connect. We start by discovering
brilliant, inclusive climate solutions through the Ashden Awards – 2022 innovations ranged from solar powered WiFi in refugee camps to sustainable film sets.
Then we share the stories of our winners with influential audiences, help them (and others like them) grow, and bring innovators and other changemakers together to accelerate progress.
In 2022, we were guided by our strategic focus on jobs, skills and livelihoods. There’s huge potential for climate action to create economic opportunities, particularly in disadvantaged
communities. But investment and policy action is needed to create these opportunities, and to ensure they are open to all.
In the Global South, we worked to boost access to clean, affordable energy – by backing fantastic innovators, but also by calling for action through our new Power Up coalition campaign. We also supported innovation in regenerative agriculture and
natural climate solutions.
In the UK, we’ve helped schools and local authorities lower emissions and engage communities in climate action. And with fuel poverty at the top of the news agenda, it’s no surprise that we’ve been supporting efforts to create warm, energy efficient homes.