The „Energy Globe“ - The World Award for Sustainability - is today’s most renowned environmental prize worldwide, as established by the American agency Arthur D. Little in a survey. In total, participants from more than 180 nations participated with implemented projects e.g. in the year 2019 . All projects protecting our environment may be submitted .
The Energy Globe Award is presented in the categories of Life: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, the future-oriented category Youth and a yearly special category.
This unique award is presented in form of an award ceremony on a regional basis in the founding country Austria (all federal states), on a national basis in more than 90 participating countries (all other country winners are presented online), and partly in large TV galas (Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, …).
At the end of the year, the Energy Globe World Award is presented. Projects by individuals as well as companies or NGOs may be submitted.
All project submissions are eligible for both participation on a national and global basis. Participation is for free.
The Energy Globe Award, World Award for Sustainability, is organized by the independent Energy Globe Foundation from Austria.


Goal of the award is the presentation of innovative and sustainable projects to a broad global audience as there are many great and implemented solutions to most of our environmental problems available. The awareness for the importance of these projects is increased by the Energy Globe Award which leads to a multiplier effect. All projects offering solutions to our environmental problems, especially concerning the reduction of emissions and pollution, can participate . The database of the Energy Globe has grown over the year and now contains around 20,000 projects submitted from 2000-2019. All of these are projects which have been implemented successfully in the whole world.



In 2019, the Energy Globe World Award was organized in Espoo/Finland. Espoo was elected the most sustainable city in the world by the UN in 2018.


In 2017, the Energy Globe World Award was presented during a splendid ceremony in the President’s palace in Tehran, Iran. Around 70 nations participated in this event.


In 2014/2015, the Energy Globe World Award took place in the Milad Tower in Tehran/Iran. The gala was broadcast worldwide on television.


In 2012, the Energy Globe World Award was held in cooperation with the Austrian association for public and social economy (VOEWG) during the CIRIEC congress in Vienna, Austria.


In 2010, the Energy Globe Award was the opener of the UN Environment Day in Kigali, Rwanda. The ceremony was broadcast worldwide on TV in more than 150 nations.

2007 & 2008

In 2007 and 2008, the award was held in the plenary hall of the European Parliament in Brussels and broadcast worldwide by the TV channel 3sat. Presenters were famous personalities like Mikhail Gorbachev, Manuel Barroso or Kofi Annan, to name but a few.


In 2005, the Energy Globe Award was the flagship of the EXPO in Japan, with around 90 nations participating.


6 March 2002, Linz, Austria Presenter: Frank Elstner Broadcast: in 113 countries German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher President Mikhail Gorbachev


In the year 2000, the first Energy Globe Award took place in Linz.