2015 Equator Events
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Equator Prize 2014 National Ceremonies

jamaica2014In an effort to further the impact of the Equator Prize 2014 Awards Ceremony, which was held in support of the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Equator Prize winners have were also recognized in national ceremonies organized by each respective UNDP Country Office. Policymakers, UNDP staff, and representatives from civil society and the media attended these high-profile events, bringing national attention to these organisations' outstanding achievements. Please follow the links below to view speeches, photos, and video footage from these ceremonies. Click here to read more


Brown Bag Lunch with Gregory Mock and Nick Remple

Mock-220pxOn Thursday 18 June, the Equator Initiative hosted a Brown Bag Lunch to discuss how community-based climate solutions are achieved and what they can teach us about engaging communities to address climate change. The talk featured Gregory Mock, former Editor in-Chief of the World Resources Report series, and was moderated by Nick Remple, Global Advisor for Community Based Landscape Management at BPPS and Director of the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS). Click here to read more

International Training and Dialog Workshops in Panajachel, Guatemala

group dicussion 4On 8-13 June, Equator Prize winners attended international training and dialog workshops in Panajachel, Guatemala.The workshops were hosted by the government of Guatemala and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the International Indigenous Forum (IIFB), Forest People Programme (FPP), Natural Justice (NJ), SwedBio, and Sotzil Association. The themes were Community-based Monitoring, Indicators on Traditional Knowledge, and Customary Sustainable Use and Community Protocols (8-10 June) and Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation Resource Mobilization (11-13 June). Click here to read more.