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Nature-Based Solutions Database

Learn how outstanding local communities and indigenous peoples make possible the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through nature-based actions.

Nature-Based Solutions Database

Learn how outstanding local communities and indigenous peoples make possible the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through nature-based actions.

 

Nature-Based Solutions Database

Learn how outstanding local communities and indigenous peoples make possible the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through nature-based actions.

 

Equator blogs and stories

Perfect Village Communities “PVC Burundi”

Perfect Village Communities “PVC Burundi” is a community-owned and managed social enterprise that recognizes the correlation between environmental degradation and decreasing community health. To address this issue, PVC Burundi focuses on empowering local communities, with a particular emphasis on women and youth, by promoting self-sufficiency through the utilization of natural, locally-produced alternatives for land restoration…
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Asociación Tikonel

The Asociación de Desarrollo Productivo y de Servicios Tikonel (Asociación Tikonel) is an organization fostering sustainable natural resource management and the development of community-led micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Operating in 152 communities nationwide, with a particular emphasis on the volcanic chain in the western highlands of Guatemala, the initiative has strongly contributed to…
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---Maria Lopez, Community Leader, XYZ Country

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---Maria Lopez, Community Leader, XYZ Country

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---Maria Lopez, Community Leader, XYZ Country

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---Maria Lopez, Community Leader, XYZ Country

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---Maria Lopez, Community Leader, XYZ Country

  Equator Prize 2024: Nature for Climate Action
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

This year’s Equator Prize will recognize innovative initiatives from Indigenous peoples and local communities that showcase approaches to implementing the newly-approved Global Biodiversity Framework, with an emphasis on nature-based solutions that achieve local sustainable development. Winning initiatives will be honored for their successes in protecting, restoring, and/or sustainably managing nature for nature-positive development outcomes.

Award Ceremony

Meet the Winners of the Equator Prize 2023
10 outstanding Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities around the world demonstrating the power of local action and traditional knowledge.
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 From the Blog

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Engagement at COP 26 and the Way Forward
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Nature-Based Solutions
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The Equator Initiative provides opportunities for indigenous peoples and local communities around the world to address the challenges of land degradation, biodiversity conservation and livelihood improvement in a socially equitable manner

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Featured Community

Nashulai Maasai Conservancy

Among the first indigenous owned and managed conservancies in East Africa, Nashulai Maasai Conservancy is at the forefront of a paradigm shift towards a mixed-use conservation model.

This 2,400 hectare protected area forms an important ecological corridor in the Maasai Mara and has attracted elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions and numerous other species.

E-Library

We believe in the power of knowledge sharing. Equator Initiative's E-Library provides a series of publications, case studies and other resources specifically created to be shared among the communities, partners and  government. 

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Explore our media library, discover hundreds of pictures and videos from the local communities and indigenous peoples.

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The Equator Initiative is a multi-sector partnership that brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, and grassroots organizations.

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Since 2002 Equator Initiative has been supporting 208 local communities and indigenous peoples from 70 countries  that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.

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