UNFCCC/CDM International Photo Contest 2012

First prize: Dinesh Malte

CDM Project: 3142 Roaring 40's Wind Farms (Khandke) Private Limited

Photo Description: Increased interest in wind energy projects in India is expected to further push research and development efforts by technology providers to develop more efficient and better machinery in the future.
Photographer’s Bio: Dinesh Malte is an established photographer. His signature style of framing images has made him a photographer of choice for advertising assignments of prestigious Indian brands. Even today, he approaches a new work with the same enthusiasm and commitment he used to show over 12 years ago.

Joint second prize: Ignacio Fuertes

CDM Project: 5721 TACNA SOLAR 20 TS: 20 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

Photo Description: This solar photovoltaic power plant is the only renewable energy source in the desert plain of the Tacna region in Peru.
Photographer’s Bio: Ignacio is an industrial engineer from the University of Seville. He works at Solarpack as a project construction manager of Tacna Solar 20TS, the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Peru and the whole South America. Ignacio began his career in Solarpack in 2008 when he joined the company to lead the construction of a plant.

Joint second prize: Mukesh Dewatwal

CDM Project: 0707 India-FaL-G Brick and Blocks Project No.1

Photo Description: Production of these eco-friendly bricks does not involve sintering and thus completely eliminates the burning of fossil fuels.
Photographer’s Bio: Mukesh Dewatwal is a passionate photographer who continues to find pleasure and satisfaction in the art of photography even though he admits it can be hard work. He is mostly interested in rural and travel photography and participates regularly in international and national competitions. He has won several awards in national and international photo contests.

Third Place: Jürg M. Grütter

CDM Project: 3224 Cable Cars Metro Medellín, Colombia

Photo Description: The cable cars not only reduce pollution and traffic on the streets but also save hours of commuting allowing people to spend more time with their families.
Photographer’s Bio: Jürg M. Grütter, is the founder of Grütter consulting, which focuses mostly on transport projects that can receive carbon finance. He has been working in this area since 1992. Prior to that, he supervised greenhouse gas abatement projects in the transport and energy sectors on behalf of the Swiss government.

Biographies of the judges | Best of Changing Lives 2012

Thank you to all photographers who participated in the contest, and to all project participants