Scotland’s young energy professionals win top UK climate-change award

Some members of Scotland's 2050 Youth Climate Group
Some members of Scotland’s 2050 Youth Climate Group

Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group of young energy professionals has been named best project in the United Kingdom in the 2017 Energy Globe Awards.

Announced on World Environment Day, the Energy Globe Awards are supported by UNESCO and in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme.

The Energy Globe Awards are awarded annually to projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the conservation of resources.

Some 2,000 submissions across over 170 countries were received with the 2050 Climate Group chosen to represent the United Kingdom by the judges. The winners share from a prize pool of £10,000.

The group, already 350 people strong, is aiming to extend their membership by an additional 150-200 young people each year for the next three years. The group then plan to help replicate the Young Leaders Development Programme in other countries.

Members include people who work in Bright Green Hydrogen, Town Rock Energy and Scottish Power.

The 2050 Climate Group is a social movement of young professionals whose aim is to engage, educate and empower Scotland’s future leaders to take action on climate change.

They do this through their Young Leaders Development Programme, a programme which combines climate change education with leadership development to provide the skills necessary for young people to lead the transformational change towards a low carbon Scotland.

The 2050 Climate Group is supported by the Scottish Power Foundation, Scottish Government, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Water and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and was established by the 2020 Climate Group and Young Scot.

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