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2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards: Now Accepting Applications

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The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2021 Global Climate Action Awards to showcase bold leadership on climate change. The award recognizes the world’s most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of action to tackle climate change. The selected activities will be recognized and celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November 2021.

Who can apply?

Organizations, cities, businesses, schools, governments and other key players that are taking concrete action on climate change can apply to have their projects recognized as a 2021 UN Global Climate Action award-winner.

Why should you apply?

If your project is selected, you'll receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Participation in the 202 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)
  • Public recognition by the UN Climate Change secretariat
  • Graphic assets such as promotional videos and professional photography
  • A dedicated page about your project on our website


How to apply?

To apply, please register in the application portal. It will take about an hour to complete an application but you can save your progress at any time and work on it at your convenience. Completed applications must be submitted by 30 April 2021.

What are the categories?

The award will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in three categories. Below you can find more information about each of the three categories, as well as take a look at winners from previous years.

Climate Neutral Now

Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

Climate Leaders

Apply online now

Applications for the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards are being accepted from now until 30 April 2021 at    

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