Note: This is an older edition of the ICCG Best Climate Practices Contest.

All information about the current edition of the contest is available on the Contest Section of this website.


Currently, 1.3 billion people – one on five globally – have no access to electricity and energy infrastructures with adequate standards of quality and efficiency. Besides the effect on the environment, climate change and human health, due to the lack of clean cooking and heating facilities, energy poverty is responsible to aggravate the status of extreme indigence in which rely a large extent if world’s population. ICCG is conscious of the importance of facing these challenges as soon as possible, as the right actions can lead to win-win situations that combine climate change mitigation/adaptation actions and socio-economic development. Best Climate Practices can therefore help achieving the objective to alleviate energy poverty tackling at the same time the climate change challenge.



Carlo Carraro

Director of the ICCG. He is the Director of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Programme of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and is on the Board of Directors of the Euro Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC). He is the former President of the University Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Vice Chair of the Working Group III of the International Panel on Climate Change.

Pippo Ranci

President of the World Access to Modern Energy & EXPO2015 Association. He has been the first President of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas, Vice President of the Council of European Energy Regulators and the first Director of the Florence School of Regulation at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institutein Florence

Shonali Pachauri

Senior researcher scholar in the Energy Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). She recently served on the Executive Committee of the Global Energy Assessment and was Convening Lead Author for the chapter on Energy Access for Development. Her research over the last decade has focused on the socio-economic, demographic and environmental dimensions of household energy use in the developing world.

Saleemul Huq

Director of the Climate Change Program at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). First Executive Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies in Dhaka. Academic visitor at the T.H Huxley School of Environment at the Imperial College in London, where he teaches a course on global environmental policies.

Raffaella Centurelli

Policy Advisor in the Cabinet of the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Dr Centurelli works on G20 and G8 related issues. Prior to this role, she worked as an energy analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) for several years where she was responsible for the Energy and Poverty study carried out by the World Energy Outlook (WEO) team.


Experts choice award winner

The Experts’ Choice Award winners receive a valuable artistic Murano Glass sculpture created by a Murano Master. They will also be promoted through the ICCGs various communication channels.

Users choice award winner

The Users’ Choice Award is voted on by the public. Voting takes places through the BCP website, involving a quantitative voting system. The Users’ Choice Award winners are awarded with the production of a promotional video of their practice. They will also be promoted through the ICCGs various communication channels.