Equator Prize 2015 Call for NominationsApr 20, 2015
New York - A United Nations-led partnership that focuses on local sustainable development innovations launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2015.
The Equator Initiative is a partnership that brings together the UN, governments, civil society, businesses, and grassroots organizations to identify leading community-based initiatives from across the developing world that advance environmental conservation while fighting poverty. Nominations are open for 145 countries (including Montenegro) through May 27th, 2015.
Past recipients of the Equator Prize over the last 13 years have come from more than 70 different countries and included community protected areas, agriculture and farming cooperatives, wildlife protection initiatives, local water committees, community-managed forests, locally-managed marine areas and seed banks.
Winning communities will be recognized and supported to participate in a community meeting during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP21), which will take place in Paris, France in December, 2015.
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