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Nominations open for Equator Prize 2019

First published on 01/30/2019

The call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2019 is now open.

The Equator Prize 2019 will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly and the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September 2019, culminating in a high-level award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week.

The Equator Prize 2019 will have a special focus on:

  • initiatives that protect, restore or sustainably manage natural environments
  • initiatives that promote local models for climate-smart food and agricultural production systems
  • innovative ways to finance nature-based solutions for sustainable development and climate change

The nomination deadline will be 26 February 2019. Nominations can be submitted in 8 languages. For further information and to nominate visit this web page or contact prize@

More information can be found in the Call for Nominations, here.