Monday, March 17, 2014

Equator Prize in Sustainable Development: Nominations Due March 22

Do you know someone involved in sustainable development and climate change? The Equator Prize is looking for candidates for it's 2014 contest. Please check out their website for more info! Here are details from the webpage:

Bubbles Jan 31The Equator Prize 2014 will recognize twenty-five local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Profiles of past Equator Prize winners can be found here.    
Equator Prize 2014 winners will each receive $5,000 (USD), with several selected for ‘special recognition’ and an additional $15,000 (USD). 
Representatives of winning communities will be supported to participate in a series of events held in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled for September 2014 in New York.

In order to be eligible for the Equator Prize 2014, nominees must:
✔  Have been in operation for at least 3 years
✔  Be a community-based or local group, operating in a rural area
✔  Be located within a country receiving support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), excluding countries with a high level of development
Please review our eligibility requirementsselection criteria and FAQs for more information.

More details from and email we received:
The Equator Prize 2014 will honor twenty-five (25) local initiatives working to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems. 

This cycle of the award has the theme local climate action and special recognition will be awarded in:

o   Smallholder agriculture and food security
o   Forest management (including REDD+)
o   Sustainable land management
o   Ecosystem restoration
o   Sustainable energy
o   Water security
o   Disaster risk reduction
Nomination forms are available in 16 different languages here.  Nominations can be completed online here.
The deadline for nominations is March 22nd, 2014.

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