Recent News » Equator Prize 2012 Winners Announced
The Equator Initiative announced the 2012 winners of the Equator Prize. Awarded biennially, the prize recognizes and advances local sustainable development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities. The prize brings the achievements of local and indigenous groups into the international spotlight. Winners are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Impact: Initiatives that have improved community well-being and local livelihoods through sustainable natural resource management and/or environmental conservation of land based and/or marine resources.
- Sustainability: Initiatives that can demonstrate enduring institutional, operational and financial sustainability over time.
- Innovation and Transferability: Initiatives demonstrating new approaches that overcome prevailing constraints and offer knowledge, experience and lessons of potential relevance to other communities.
- Leadership and Community Empowerment: Initiatives demonstrating leadership that has inspired action and change consistent with the vision of the Equator Initiative, including policy and/or institutional change, the empowerment of local people, and the community management of protected areas.
- Empowerment of Women and Social Inclusion: Initiatives that promote the equality and empowerment of women and/or marginalized groups.
- Resilience, Adaptability and Self-Sufficiency: Initiatives demonstrating adaptability to environmental, social and economic change, resilience in the face of external pressures, and improved capacity for local self-sufficiency.
- Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Use, and/or Access and Benefit Sharing
- Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
- Food Security, including Ecoagriculture
- Influencing Policy
- Knowledge Sharing and Replication
- Management of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste
- Sustainable Energy
- Sustainable Forest Management, including REDD+
- Sustainable Land Management in Drylands
- Water Resource Management, including freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems
Please visit the Equator Initiative's website to see all of this year's winners.
EcoAgriculture Partners is a member of the Equator Initiative.
Posted By Rachel Friedman at 3:25pm on 23 April 2012