Zurich Climate Prize

The challenge of climate change

Since 2011, Zurich has been promoting dialog regarding climate change and its risks to humanity and our environment through its Zurich Climate Prize. 

With this initiative on one hand we promote awareness of the complex issues relating to climate change and encourage people to take action. On the other hand, we reward promising and successful projects that work toward a climate-friendly economy and society. 

The Zurich Climate Prize supports ongoing and completed projects making an effective contribution toward reducing CO2 emissions, improving energy and resource efficiency or bringing about behavioral changes. 

The focus is on those areas of everyday life that exert the most stress on the climate and environment: Buildings & Housing, Production & Consumption, Transport & Mobility. 

The prize money awarded for the Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein amount to CHF 150,000. We award a main prize, three category prizes and a special prize for start-ups.


The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at the Umwelt Arena in Spreitenbach. We look forward to announcing this year's winners at the event. Expect a varied program with reception and network opportunity. Before the event, you can visit the exhibitions of the Umwelt Arena.

Zurich Climate Prize 2014 award ceremony

500 guests and customers, 188 of whom had submitted projects, waited eagerly for the announcement of the Zurich Climate Prize winners. A total of 108 projects were entered for the 2014 competition. 47 projects were submitted for the Building & Housing category, 40 for Production & Consumption and 21 for Transport & Mobility. These included 44 projects entered by start-up companies.

Find out more about the winning projects 2014.

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