The Environmental Photographer of the Year, High Tide Enters Home by SL Shanth Kumar.
Winning environmental photographs revealed showing impacts of climate change from across the world
The CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year exposes the terrible impacts being wrought on our planet by humans, but also celebrates humanity’s innate ability to survive and innovate, lending hope to us all that we can overcome challenges to live sustainably.
The competition supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and recognises the intricate interconnected nature of development, poverty reduction, climate action and the unprecedented effort from all sectors of society needed to tackle the defining issues of our time.
This competition is run by Licensed Body of the Society for the Environment, CIWEM and is proudly supported by the UN Environment, Arup and Olympus UK.
Terry Fuller, CIWEM chief executive said,
“Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the time to act. We need to see action from all sectors of society. This competition showcases the reality of how people are being impacted by the climate all around the world and aims to spread an important message worldwide to inspire big change.”
The winners have been announced alongside the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in New York today. The summit aims to showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and demonstrate big movements in the real economy.
These winning photographs reveal the raw reality of how people and wildlife are struggling with the impacts of climate change all around the world. This award exists to inspire change from political leaders, decision makers, and the general public.
To view the full news story and full list of winners, visit the CIWEM website