Google’s Project Sunroof Wins UN Climate Change Award

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Google’s revolutionary Project Sunroof has been announced as one of thirteen recipients of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ climate change award winners.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced the thirteen recipients of its Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award on Thursday, which springs out of the UNFCCC’s larger Momentum for Change initiative, designed to “shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future.”

Perhaps the most high-profile recipient this year was Google’s Project Sunroof, launched in August of 2015 to provide homeowners with the opportunity to easily calculate the possible solar energy potential of their rooftops, utilizing Google’s extraordinary mapping software. However, the winners also included the European Union’s largest crowdfunding platform for community solar projects, as well as a project in Malaysia initiated by Ericsson that uses sensors to provide close-to real-time information to restore decreasing mangrove plantations.

The full list of winners, and links to in-depth descriptions of these game-changing, award-winning activities, click here.

“The Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities underline how climate action and sustainable development is building at all levels of society from country-wide initiatives to ones in communities, by companies and within cities world-wide,” said Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary. “By showcasing these remarkable examples of creativity and transformational change, along with the extraordinary people behind them, we can inspire everyone to be an accelerator towards the kind of future we all want and need.”

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