Bringing a wealth of expertise, they are working with our #DestinationZero finalists to help them take their innovation ideas to the next level.
Climate innovation challenge
We invited young people around the world to share their climate innovation ideas with us for #DestinationZero. Over 230 people, from 43 countries, entered the challenge.
From these, our selection panel chose 10 incredible finalists, who you can read about below. Each of these climate innovators has received a £5,000 award. Expert mentors are currently supporting them to prototype their idea or take it to the next level.
We'll update you on the progress of our finalists with their innovations in the run up to COP26.
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.