Equator Prize 2019 awarded to local and indigenous communities for local innovative climate solutions
UN, New York, USA2019
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced on June 5th, the winners of the 10th Equator Prize, recognizing 22 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organizations, which showcase innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, environment, and poverty challenges, based on their cultural and spirtitual values, will be honored at a celebratory gala on 24 September in New York. Every day, thousands of local communities and indigenous peoples around the world are quietly implementing innovative nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Equator Prize is both a recognition of their exceptional ideas and a way to showcase the power of people and grassroots communities to bring about real change.
This is the first time the Equator Prize has been awarded to groups from Guinea-Bissau, as well as to indigenous communities in Australia, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Micronesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania, United States of America and Vanuatu. The winners will join a network of 223 communities from 78 countries that have received the Equator Prize since its inception in 2002.
For more information, please visit www.equatorinitiative.org