Energy for Humanity shortlisted for NGO Of The Year Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Business Green’s prestigious NGO Of The Year award.

Business Green’s Annual Leaders Awards are among the most important, influential and widely-respected awards in the sustainability sector, and we are truly honoured to have been picked for the shortlist.

We are especially pleased to be shortlisted in 2016, the crucial year following the breakthrough Paris climate conference. Our presence on the shortlist for Business Green’s NGO Award helps to strengthen our feeling that a new consensus is emerging: that sustainable nuclear energy is essential for deep decarbonization, nature conservation and human development worldwide.

It is a mark of how far support for nuclear energy has grown amongst environmentalists that EFH, a pro-nuclear NGO, has been shortlisted for one of the global environmental sector’s most important awards.

Kirsty Gogan, EFH’s co-Founder and Director, welcomed our nomination: “All of us at EFH are delighted that the judging panel has recognised that our work helps to support true economy-wide sustainability. Our overarching goal is to help deliver a clean energy mix that works for people and planet. At Paris we were proud to stimulate dialogue about the urgent need for technology-neutral deep decarbonization – a message that reached tens of millions via the global media coverage our work there received. We will be building on this ground-breaking work throughout 2016. Finally, sincere thanks all at Business Green for organizing these awards, and to the judges for making EFH a finalist.”

Many congratulations to our friends and colleagues at ClientEarth, Green Alliance and London Sustainability Exchange, who were also named as finalists for the NGO of the Year award, and to all the other categories’ finalists. We look forward to celebrating together on Awards Night!

About Energy for Humanity’s mission:

Energy for Humanity is a global NGO with an ambitious agenda to broaden the climate and energy debate to include all low carbon technologies in our path to deep decarbonisation. We focus on two great challenges: firstly dramatically reducing carbon emissions; secondly meeting rising global energy demand, especially for billions of people who lack access to electricity. Both have one thing in common: the energy we use to power our world.

To meet these urgent challenges, we need a diverse range of clean energy options. Our goal is to mobilize and mainstream a new pragmatic and ambitious vision for energy, led by humanitarian and environmental values, working within a growing global movement. Through our series of events at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, including the world’s top climate scientists, reaching businesses, scientists, activists and delegates, achieving global media coverage, we helped increase public understanding of the need and means for global systems-wide deep decarbonisation.