2020 Climate Awards

The Cities Power Partnership 2020 Climate Awards recognises the outstanding council-led initiatives all over Australia and celebrates the exceptional achievements of member councils striving to lower greenhouse gas emissions and embrace clean energy and transport.

As in past years, we are looking for entries for our Achievement Awards in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, and community engagement

We will also again hail individual heroes with the Climate Champion Award and the Climate Ambassador Award.

New in 2020 is the Innovation Award, which seeks to uncover and celebrate transformative climate solutions from every corner of Australia. 

For everything you need to know about the awards, including deadlines and award criteria, read the information for councils booklet here.

Our Awards open on July 8 and close September 18. Entries can be submitted here.


  • Renewable Energy Achievement Award
  • Energy Efficiency Achievement Award
  • Sustainable Transport Achievement Award
  • Community Engagement Achievement Award
  • Innovation Award (metropolitan)
  • Innovation Award (regional)
  • Climate Ambassador Award (elected representative)
  • Climate Champion Award (council staff)

Looking for entry inspiration? Check out the past winners and finalists
Our Climate Award winners and finalists in the past have ranged from a floating solar farm to a carbon neutral kinder, a museum energy upgrade to a zero emissions vehicle plan – and many other amazing solutions in between. For inspiration and insight have a look at our 2019 and 2018 winners and finalists.