Destination Zero, a youth climate innovation challenge, is back. Submit your ideas and innovations before 29 November 2021 by sharing a 60-second video on social media.
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. In October, we selected the top three winners in this challenge: Aysel Abasova from Turkey, Joseph Kagabo from Rwanda, and Güllü Hüseyn from Azerbaijan.
Now, this challenge opens again, with a post COP26 climate action and resilience focus. Submit your ideas now!
Their innivations aim to addressing climate change negative impacts by recycling plastic, inventing energy efficient devices and biodegradable packaging solution.
Bringing a wealth of expertise, they are working with our #DestinationZero finalists to help them take their innovation ideas to the next level.
Aysel is recycling single-use plastic generated in cities to create food waste composting bins.
Joseph has created a packaging solution that is biodegradable within 45 days and can be fed to livestock after use.
Güllü's wall and ceiling panels reduce the need for air conditioning – and therefore energy consumption – by 25 percent.
Edgar's passion for plastic recycling began when he was just 15 years old and he now makes school desks from waste plastic.
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.
Aadarsha is a structural engineer who is reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cement production.
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.