CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour political work that takes a responsible approach to reconciling our need for energy, mobility, housing and food with the needs of our environment – as our well-being depends on it.
ReLabs – Laboratory of Living Waste
A circular system of material usage and re-use changes the urban design and waste management landscape of Madrid, leading to the construction of playgrounds from repurposed materials as well as fundamental systemic changes.
RESILIO – Resilience Network of Smart, Innovative Climate-Adaptive Rooftops
Smart blue-green roof technology mitigates the effects of extreme weather events while increasing biodiversity and protecting the most vulnerable in society from environmental pressures.
Rijnvliet Edible Neighbourhood
Participatory co-design creates a residential neighbourhood around accessible urban agriculture, enhancing the quality of life for inhabitants and the rich biodiversity for all living things.
Our Soil for Bees
To save the bees, ‘bee-friendly’ habitats are created in communities, focusing on soil conservation and planting wildflowers.
The Shop Without Money
The Shop Without Money is a place where people can exchange objects and skills, but not money, thus multiplying the lifecycle of everyday objects and promoting the value of sharing in society.
Transforming a Rubbish Dump into a Solar Power Plant
A public-private collaboration converted a former landfill site into a solar power plant which supports the region’s transition to a more responsible energy system, benefitting the local environment and economy.
The project supports socially vulnerable citizens achieving energy independence, whilst creating a beneficial circle where non-consumed energy is used to finance new photovoltaic systems for further households.
Klimakommune Saerbeck: a city on its way to a sustainable future
A community thinks globally and acts locally to create sustainable changes and social transformation for a climate-friendly future.
Citizens’ Convention on Climate
The Citizens’ Convention on Climate, an unprecedented democratic experiment in France, aims to give citizens a voice to accelerate the fight against climate change.
Integrated Ecological Education in Słupsk
Joint efforts by the City, companies, and NGOs offer coordinated ecological education to bring measurable benefits for citizens, in terms of pollution and costs.