Climate Action Awards

Holyrood’s Climate Action Awards will celebrate the best within Scotland’s climate change movement this November.

Now in its third year, the awards ceremony will take place on the first evening of the Climate Action Summit in central Edinburgh. It will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about, and celebrate, the achievements of some of the key individuals and organisations who are contributing to our net-zero journey. 

Bringing together the public, private and third sectors, the dinner, awards and ceilidh are not to be missed – nominate via the ‘Nominate Now’ button! 

To find out more about the winners of last year’s awards, click here.
To see all our photos from last year’s event, click here.

Dr. Deborah Long
Chief Officer
Scottish Environment LINK
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Gina Hanrahan
Head of Policy and Advocacy
WWF Scotland
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Prof. Janette Webb
Co-Director | Professor of Sociology of Organisations
UK Energy Research Centre | University of Edinburgh
Emma Yule
Chair - Leaders Network
2050 Climate Group
Prof. James Curran MBE FRSE
Interim Ambassador
Climate Ready Clyde

Youth Champion Award

This award focuses on the work of both individual and groups of young people in galvanizing the climate change movement in Scotland. This award will recognise and promote young people who have made a significant contribution to climate justice and to the inclusion of climate justice in education.

Technology and Innovation Award

This award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated outstanding work in the field of climate technology. The nominees have all utilised technology to deliver services in ways that improve sustainability and reduce emissions or develop potential solutions to the effects of the climate emergency.

Nature and the Environment Award

This award is for the incredible work being done by groups or organisations to protect and enhance Scotland's nature capital and biodiversity.

Climate Community Award

This award recognises a particular climate town, village, community or place for the efforts they have made to tackle climate change.

Circular Champion Award

This award focuses on an initative of a business, individual or community that involved implementing circular economy principles into their operations. The judges will expect to see case studies of initiatives to demonstrate positive impact.

Seas and Coasts Award

As we aim to do more to protect our seas, six times the size of our land mass in Scotland, this award is designated to the pioneering and innovative work under the broad umbrella of the 'blue economy'. This includes cleaning up our seas, protecting marine biodiversity, adapting our coasts to be sustainable against the effects of climate change already happening, or helping us reach net zero.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises and promotes an individual who has made a significant contribution to further the cause of tackling climate change and the restoration of our natural environment over a sustained period of time.

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