602. Meet the Equator Prize 2019 Winners: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Event time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Madison Hub South, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: UNDP, Equator Initiative
Meet this year’s inspiring Equator Prize winners in this informal Meet & Greet at Nature’s Climate Hub! A few of the winners will briefly present the impact of their organization’s work, and explain how they contribute to the protection, sustainable management, and restoration of the forests we all need to avert the climate crisis. This will be an interactive session and you’ll be able to talk with the winners ahead of their big moment, the Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony on 24 September.
The Equator Prize is awarded to outstanding indigenous peoples and local communities that address climate change and reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of nature. The 22 Equator Prize 2019 winners are protecting, restoring and sustainably managing forest, marine, grassland, dryland and wetland ecosystems to address climate and environmental crises. In the process, they have created several thousand jobs and livelihoods, improved food and water security for hundreds of communities, protected endangered wildlife, and decreased risks from natural disasters. The communities reinvest revenues generated by their initiatives into water supply, education, women’s economic training and other development goals. For more information, please visit www.equatorinitiative.org.