ZURICH CLIMATE PRIZE 2009 - 2016

SUSTAINABLE CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE PROTECTION

Between 2009 and 2016, the Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. has rewarded projects that make a sustainable contribution to climate protection by awarding the Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein. It aims at promoting a dialogue on the complex subject of climate change.

The Zurich Climate Prize recognized projects that contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by cutting resource consumption, increasing energy efficiency or bringing about changes in behavior.

One main prize, one special prize, three category prizes

The Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein involved 150’000 francs in prize money. A main prize, three category prizes, and a special prize for start-ups were awarded. Projects were sought that contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by cutting resource consumption, increasing energy efficiency or bringing about changes in behavior.

The Zurich Climate Prize focuses on three categories Buildings & Housing, Production & Consumption and Transport & Mobility.

Special prize for start-ups
Many innovative ideas for climate protection are developed and implemented in young enterprises, so-called start-ups. To encourage this type of forward-looking innovation, the Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein will award a start-up company a special prize.