Announcing the Winners of the
Equator Prize 2020

Nature for Life: 10 communities honored for local, innovative, nature-based solutions

The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce the winners of the Equator Prize 2020. Each of the 10 winners represents outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.

Following a global call for nominations, the Equator Initiative received 583 nominations from 120 countries around the world. An extensive, four-stage peer-review process guided by our Technical Advisory Committee of international experts was undertaken over the last several months. Winners will be celebrated through a series of virtual events in September 2020 during Climate Week NYC, in parallel with the UN General Assembly and Nature Summit.

Please find below summaries on each of the Equator Prize 2020 winners. Hover over the organization name for a description of the initiative.


By region

Asia and the Pacific


Latin America and the Caribbean


Sub-Saharan Africa


Global North

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