Vote for Balkan Green Energy News and help SEE’s sole candidate win Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award!


September 24, 2018






September 24, 2018





Balkan Green Energy News is one of 42 projects globally – and the only one from South-East Europe (SEE) – to have been shortlisted to compete for the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award. We are enormously proud to even be in the running, but now that we are, we would love to win – and are calling on our readers to take the time to register and vote for us!

The spot on the shortlist of projects to compete for the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award was not assigned to Balkan Green Energy News by accident, as this year’s edition of the award is focused on the challenge of “Communicating climate change threats and opportunities.”

The 42 participants will undergo the two-fold assessment process: the online public polls and the evaluation by the international Jury, this year featuring: Jessika Berns (Green Growth Knowledge Platform, GGKP), Marco Cattaneo (National Geographic Italy), Marion Ferrat (IPCC Working Group III), Liliana Hisas (Fundación Ecologica Universal, FEU-US), and Kenneth Weiss (Pulitzer Prize, Festival for the Earth).

Here is how to register and vote:

  • Only registered users can rate their favorite projects and increase their chance of winning. Sign up or log into the Best Climate Solutions website before starting to vote;
  • Each registered user has a single right of vote for each project. You can give as many projects as you like a ranking from 1 to 5 on the four criteria:
  1. – viability;
  2. – innovation (at the technological, social, or organizational level);
  3. – expected/observed impact;
  4. – scalability.

Commenting on the candidacy, Branislava Jovičić, editor of Balkan Green Energy News and president of the Center for Promotion of Sustainable Development (CPOR), said: “It is an enormous success, especially since we are the only project from South-East Europe in the running. Today we are starting a campaign to invite our readers and people from the whole region and the world to vote for Balkan Green Energy News and help it achieve an even more remarkable success in the competition!”

“It will be tough, as projects from the entire world are in the game, yet we will give it our best and we invite our readers or simply people who like our portal to take 5 minutes of their time, register at the website of the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award, and mark our portal with higher scores across four criteria. We hope for the best, though being one of the top short-listed projects globally makes us very proud and motivates us to be even better in the future.”

The online voting procedure, launched today, will be open until October 15, 2018.

The finalists and the winner of the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award will be announced on December 4, 2018, at the Festival for the Earth 2018 in Venice.

The author of the winning project will be invited to present the proposal during a high-level event featuring Nobel, Pulitzer, and Goldman Prize winners, and will receive a prize of EUR 3,000, co-sponsored by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and the Festival for the Earth.

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