New York, This year's Equator Prize Award Ceremony will honour 22 outstanding indigenous and local groups from 16 countries, each showcasing innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling climate change, development, and poverty challenges. The event highlights concrete responses and practical solutions to the climate crisis by indigenous peoples and local communities all over the world.
The high-profile gala, associated with the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit, will feature award presentations, videos on winning initiatives, community statements and government commitments, as well as musical and cultural performances.
Countries featured in the ceremony include: Australia, Benin, Brazil (2 winners), Cameroon, Ecuador, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Federated States of Micronesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru (4 winners), Tanzania, Vanuatu, USA (3 winners from Hawaii and California). For a full list of winners please visit https://www.equatorinitiative.org/2019/06/02/ep-2019-meet-the-winners/
What: Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony
When: Tuesday, 24 September, 8.00-10.00 PM
Where: The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Oona Chaplin, Actor, Master of Ceremonies
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Actor
Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UN Environment
Al-Sarah and the Nubatones (musical performance)
Source: United Nations Development Profgramme