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The impactful 2016 Global Week of Green Business and the Climate Movement (#ECO4CLIM16, October 24-30) brought 29 Climate Champion Awards to ecopreneurs and SMEs around the globe providing effective and socially-empowering solutions to climate change. Among them, 2 global winners …
  • COP22 Special Award: Cyril Colin, from Paris (France) for Elum Energy, who will participate in the COP22 Climate Summit in Marrakeck (Morocco) on November 18.

  • 2017 New Economy & Social Innovation Global Forum Special Award: Karima Kerkeni, from Mahdia (Tunisia), for Green Essential, who will take part in the 2017 NESI Forum (global partner) in Malaga (Spain) on April 19-22.
Our deepest congratulations, Karima and Cyril, for your promising green companies. Also, to Rebeka Gluhbegovic and her team at Lingare Mahdia; and Marie-Laetitia Gourdin and her partners at Entreprendre Vert (notably Andrée Buchmann et Frédéric Benhaim), for all your fantastic work to make your local chapters happen in Mahdia and Paris respectively.

Live chat with the 2016 Global Climate Champions – November 16, 11:00 am (GMT) #EarthToMarrakech

As part of the “Global Digital Surge” action day organized by the UN’s Earth to Marrakech initiative, of which we are official partners, next wednesday November 16 at 11:00 am (GMT, Marrakech time) we will host a live chat with Cyril and Karima, in collaboration with our global partner GreenEcoNet. Corrado Topi -GreenEcoNet’s lead researcher- and Jesus Iglesias -ECO4CLIM’s International Coordinator- will facilitate the conversation, which you will be able to join here:



Cyril Colin

Cyril is the Co-Founder & CEO at Elum Energy, a Software-as-a-Service company developing the Energy OS, the first energy intelligence platform that automates utility bill savings for industrial & commercial clients leveraging energy price arbitrage opportunities coupled with additional grid services. Elum Energy provides three services:
  • Real-time Load & Production data visualization (from the sensors to the dashboard)
  • Sizing and technology choice for microgrid systems (solar, wind, genset, load)
  • Manage microgrid energy systems in real-time to lower net electricity costs

  • More info:, 96 bis Boulevard Raspail, Paris, France

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    Karima Kerkeni

    Karima is a co-founder of Green Essential, a social enterprise specializing in the extraction of essential oils from medicinal herbs such as rosemary, mint, geranium etc. Essential oils like no other with a quality 100% pure essence and “natural”. According to Green Essential founders, only 10 out of the 2000 available type of plants are currently being collected for essential oils in Tunisia. Green Essential works on supporting women in rural regions of Tunisia to collect these resources and make a fair living out of it to support their families and communities. Green Essential offers two products:
  • Essential oils
  • Floral waters

  • More info:, Takelsa, Oued Laabid, Nabeul, Tunisie

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