Our Executive Director, Temilade Salami, wins the University of Sussex Climate leaders award prize.


Temilade won the COP Climate Leader Prize worth £3,000 in recognition of her outstanding climate leadership in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in Glasgow in November.

She has been deservingly recognised for her impactful work in leading climate education, tree planting and climate change advocacy in Nigeria. She has also written two environmental education books for children which have served as tools for teaching Climate Education in Nigerian primary schools.
She was also selected as a UNESCO and UNFCCC youth observer for COP26 in Glasgow.

Temilade Salami said: “It is surreal to have won this prize, it feels so good. I will be using the money to help fund a project supporting climate leader scholarships for 30 African students.

“The way that Sussex prioritises sustainability was one of the reasons I wanted to come and study here. Not a lot of universities would put a spotlight on climate change action and climate change education like this. It is beautiful to see Sussex living up to the values they promote.”

We Congratulate Temilade, for her outstanding leadership!

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