Executive Secretary’s statement
Each year, we recognize some of the most innovative and impactful action happening throughout the world. We refer to these as “Lighthouse Activities” and the Momentum for Change 2019 Annual Report highlights 15 such activities and projects.
Patricia Espinosa — UNFCCC Executive Secretary
2019 in brief
Dr. David Suzuki narrates a video about the 2019 Lighthouse Activities, concrete solutions to address climate change recognized by Momentum for Change this year. The winning activities respond to specific issues of the four focus areas below.
Narrated by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Narrated by Edward Norton
Climate Neutral Now
Narrated by Stella McCartney
Women for Results
Narrated by Rachel Kyte
Financing for Climate Friendly Investment
Momentum for Change recognized concrete solutions to address climate change in 2019. The following facts tell the story of our success.
Submissions by focus area
Momentum for Change received a record total of 670 applications in 2019. Of those applications, 296 were considered eligible. From 296 applications, 15 were selected as Lighthouse Activities.
Planetary Health / 218 total
Climate Neutral Now / 183 total
Women for Results / 162 total
Climate Finance / 107 total
Submissions by region and focus area
The eligible applications received in 2019 came from around the world, with the majority from Africa and Asia-Pacific. The 15 Lighthouse Activities reflect this geographical balance, with winners representing twelve countries across four continents.
A look back at the various steps of the application process, from start to finish.
In order to be considered eligible, all 2019 activities needed to go through a selection process. Here are the principles that have been followed.