The Equator Prize recognizes outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives from across the world that are advancing innovative on-the-ground solutions to climate change, environment and poverty challenges.
The Award Ceremony, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Equator Initiative, will convene celebrities, thought leaders, governments, civil society and media to present the awards to the winners, complemented by short films and a musical performance. Award categories will honor achievements and local innovation in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation and new economic models. Entrepreneurship, gender equality and advocacy for social and environmental justice are among the key themes of the evening.
The event is part of Climate Week NYC 2019.
date: 24 September 2019
location: New York City, US