Equator Prize at UN Climate Summit highlights indigenous and local solutions

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