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Since 2011, the Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. has been honoring projects that make a sustainable contribution to climate protection with the Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein. It aims at promoting a dialogue on the complex subject of climate change. Zurich reinvests refunded CO2 steering tax contributions in the Zurich Climate Prize.

The first two cycles of this national competition in 2012 and 2014 were very successful. In 2014, 108 projects were submitted, each an important signal for the reduction of greenhouse emissions.

The Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein will be awarded for the third time in 2016. Projects are sought that contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by cutting resource consumption, increasing energy efficiency or bringing about changes in behavior.

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Prize winners 2014



All portraits of the Climate Prize winners click here.

Prize winner Special Prize Start-up



Many innovative ideas for climate protection are developed and implemented by start-ups. In the 2014 competition Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein awards a start-up company with a special prize.

Zurich at the Umwelt Arena



At the Umwelt Arena, Zurich addresses the consequences of climate change and encourages awareness of climate protection click here.