A global search for local nature-based solutions for climate and sustainable development. 

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Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony
Recognizing outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development.
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Food resilience: A local catalyst for accelerating biodiversity conservation and sustainable development
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Learn how outstanding local communities and indigenous peoples make possible the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through nature-based actions.
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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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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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The Equator Initiative is a multi-sector partnership that brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, and grassroots organizations.


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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