The Equator Prize 2020 Award Ceremony

This year’s Equator Prize will honour ten outstanding Indigenous and local groups from across the world. Each winner showcases innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling biodiversity, climate change, and poverty challenges. The event highlights concrete responses and practical solutions to the environmental crisis from Indigenous peoples and local communities all over the world.

This year’s winners include groups based in Canada, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, and Thailand.

During the pandemic, calls for green recovery have been loud and clear, and the world is hungry for nature-based solutions. The ten winners of the Equator Prize 2020 provide blueprints for addressing the socioeconomic crisis caused by COVID-19 at the local level with green approaches.

The Equator Prize Award Ceremony will take place virtually on 29 September 2020, 9:00 a.m. EDT. It is part of a series of virtual events called the “Nature for Life Hub,” happening on Sept 24-25 and 28-29th.

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The winners

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. Ten winners will be celebrated through a series of virtual events during Climate Week NYC, in parallel with the UN General Assembly and Nature Summit.


The Nature for Life Hub

The Nature for Life Hub will offer a virtual venue for multiple events as part of the four-day program. Hub organizers will work with champions, mobilizers, leaders and speakers who inspire and engage global audiences. These events will provide new content that will be broadcast live on social media and through the official virtual platform, as well as available online after the Hub.

Our partners


The Equator Prize 2020 Award Ceremony will be made possible thanks to the kind support of our partners and collaborators: