LOCAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
FOR PEOPLE, NATURE, AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014, which will recognize twenty-five (25) local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.
All winning initiatives will receive US $5,000, with several selected for “special recognition” and a total of US $20,000 each. Representatives of all winning communities will be supported to participate in events during the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in New York in September 2014.
THE POWER OF_________
The Equator Initiative aims to shine a spotlight on outstanding local efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. We take our inspiration from local and indigenous communities on the frontlines of the global poverty, environment and climate challenges and are searching for grassroots stories that can change the world. Nominations are open to organizations from 145 countries. For eligibility requirements and selection criteria, please click here.
The theme of the Equator Prize 2014 is local climate action. We are looking for leading examples of communities that are managing biodiversity and ecosystems in a way that is reducing vulnerability, creating sustainable livelihoods, and advancing natural solutions to address the climate crisis. ‘Special recognition’ prizes will be awarded in: smallholder agriculture and food security, forest management (including REDD+), sustainable land management, ecosystem restoration, sustainable energy, water security, and disaster risk reduction.
To access the online nomination system, please click here. Nominations may be completed online or sent via email or post to:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
304 East 45th Street, Room 640, New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 646 781-4024 l Fax: +1 212 906-5657
Nominations may be submitted in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Nominations must be submitted by March 22nd, 2014.
For the Equator Prize 2014 promotional video, please click here. For profiles of past Equator Prize winners, please click here.
In-languages versions of this call for nominations can be downloaded by clicking the links below: