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Nominations open for Equator Prize 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.