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RTCC 2013 Climate Change Awards

UNFCCC COP19 negotiations, Warsaw, Poland

RTCC is delighted to announce its inaugural Climate Change Awards, celebrating the achievements of the leading businesses and individuals from across the green economy.

As the countdown continues to the 2015 UN conference where a global emissions deal could be agreed, the need for private sector leadership is stronger than ever before.

The 2013 awards, which will be presented while international climate change talks in Warsaw are taking place, will reward green thinking in a global economy that demands short term success.

“RTCC has been pushing for an ambitious global climate deal since we set up, and I delighted that we can now recognise individual businesses and sector leaders who are driving the green economy forward,” said RTCC Executive Director James Ramsey.

“We are confident these new awards will be an effective guide to the commitment and the capability of major businesses to incorporate sustainability strategies within their plans.”

Winners:

On Tuesday 29 October the RTCC panel selected the first four winners of the 2013 awards.

-Climate NGO of the year: Greenpeace
-Electric Vehicle innovator: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
-Marine energy solutions provider: Energy Technologies Institute and HR Wallingford
-Sustainable Waste Management firm: Petramas

On Thursday 31 October RTCC announced the remaining six winners:

-Green business of 2013: Citizen Energy Berlin
-Green city of 2013: Lagos, Nigeria
-Green University of 2013: TERI University, New Delhi
-Sustainable Technology firm: Trac-car, Australia
-Wind energy solutions provider: Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya
-Solar energy solutions provider: Sharp Solar
-Climate Woman of 2013: Rachel Kyte, World Bank

A shortlist of all nominations can be found by clicking here.

Winners will be presented with their awards this coming November at the COP19 United Nations Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland.

2013 awards partners:

Lead sponsor: Linc Energy
Linc Energy is pioneering the development of gas to liquids fuels which could see cleaner car and jet fuels come on the market.

Wind solutions provider sponsor: International Paint
International Paint has supplied paint coatings for over 30,000 wind turbine towers worldwide since the mid-1980s.

Electric Vehicle innovator sponsor: BYD Europe
China-based battery firm BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries on the planet.

For more information email awards@rtcc.org or call Darren Scott on 020 7799 2222

Nominations for the 2013 Awards have now closed. To find out more about the criteria for nominees check the Awards Pack below.

RTCC Awards Pack 2013

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