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93997Equator Prize 2014 - Call for Nominations

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  • karmayog.org
    Jan 31, 2014
      From: "G Padmanabhan"<se-drm@...>


      UNDP has just launched the Equator Prize 2014 call for nominations. Awarded every two years, the Equator Prize recognizes outstanding local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities


      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:


      ·         Smallholder agriculture and food security

      ·         Forest management (including REDD+)

      ·         Sustainable land management

      ·         Ecosystem restoration

      ·         Sustainable energy

      ·         Water security

      ·         Disaster risk reduction


      Nomination forms,the online nomination system, a promotional video, eligibility requirements and selection criteria can all be found at www.equatorinitiative.org.   




      G Padmanabhan,

      United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

      New Delhi