Momentum for Change: Showcase Event

Thirteen game-changing initiatives from around the world honoured as winners of a prestigious United Nations climate change award at a special ceremony.

To help celebrate and recognize the achievements of the 2016 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities, attendees at the gala event were treated to inspirational videos and a lively musical performance by Karim Tadlaoui.

The Momentum for Change initiative is spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change.

Master of Ceremonies

  • Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse CEO and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador


  • Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
  • UNFCCC Spokesperson Nick Nuttall
  • Teresa Ribera, Momentum for Change Advisory Panel Chair
  • Asma Lmnawar, Moroccan singer
  • Lee Pace, Hollywood actor
  • M. Sanjayan, global conservation scientist, writer, and Emmy-nominated television host
  • Fernando Meirelles, film director, producer and screenwriter

Live music

  • Karim Tadlaoui