The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

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Community Statement from Equator Prize winners of 2021

The 10 Equator Prize 2021 winners delivered a powerful community statement – in their own words and languages – calling on world leaders to join them in their work to create a safe climate, healthy ecosystems, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The winners emphasized the impact of their work around the world. They made it clear that they cannot solve our planetary emergency alone, posing a stark question for world leaders: “What future will you choose?”

Equator Prize 2020 Community Statement
We Stand With You - Partners of the Equator Prize 2020
Equator Prize Winner Spotlight: Nemonte Nequimo of Alianza Ceibo
Performance by Djuena Tikuna & DJ Eric Marky Terena at Equator Prize 2021 Award Ceremony

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Are we counting on nature?

Local Action for the Global Goals

Making Waves

Stories of Resilience

The Power of Local Action - Lessons from 10 years of the Equator Prize

Community-Based Sustainable Land Management - Best practices in drylands from the Equator Initiative

Climate Solutions from Community Forests - Learning from Indigenous peoples and local communities

FROM THE BLOG

The Equator Prize 2021 Award Ceremony

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Ten Indigenous peoples and local communities from 9 countries bag 2022 Equator Prize

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'We are the guardians of vanishing ecosystems'

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Local Communities are key for conservation

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The Equator Initiative: 20 Years of local action tackling global challenges

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Equator Dialogues: A community experience during Equator Prize 2019

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From Local Action to International Advocacy

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The Fight is Local

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Learn how to replicate the local solutions designed and implemented from Equator Prize winners from around the world. The Equator Prize Case Studies initiative is a database of academic-style case studies that bring to light the design, implementation strategies, and lessons learned from hundreds of Equator Prize winners on how to take local action in all parts of the world. Get some inspiration today by learning their stories.

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