Their innivations aim to addressing climate change negative impacts by recycling plastic, inventing energy efficient devices and biodegradable packaging solution.
Climate innovation challenge
Last year, over 230 people from 43 countries entered our challenge. From these, our selection panel chose ten incredible finalists. Each of these climate innovators has received a £5,000 award. Expert mentors supported them to prototype their idea or take it to the next level.
We now have announced the three winners in this challenge:
Aysel Abasova from Turkey, Joseph Kagabo from Rwanda, and Güllü Hüseyn from Azerbaijan.
This competition will be open again on 5 November, with a post COP26 climate action and resilience focus. More to share here soon!
Edgar's passion for plastic recycling began when he was just 15 years old and he now makes school desks from waste plastic.
Aysel is recycling single-use plastic generated in cities to create food waste composting bins.
Ezedin's idea is to produce solar and electric three wheelers, which use either a solar or an electric charging system.
Believe's pay-as-you-use solar lanterns bring clean, renewable lighting to people living off the energy grid in Nigeria.
Joseph has created a packaging solution that is biodegradable within 45 days and can be fed to livestock after use.
Aadarsha is a structural engineer who is reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cement production.
Güllü's wall and ceiling panels reduce the need for air conditioning – and therefore energy consumption – by 25 percent.
Omer's project enables people to convert their bio-waste into both energy and fertilizers to use in farming.
Jovie's innovative idea provides a way for individuals and companies to offset their carbon footprint.
Sonika's company provides affordable financing for green micro-entrepreneurs including electric bus owners.
Bringing a wealth of expertise, they are working with our #DestinationZero finalists to help them take their innovation ideas to the next level.