The Equator Prize recognizes outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives from across the planet that are advancing innovative on-the-ground solutions to climate, environment and poverty challenges.
The Academy Awards-style Ceremony will convene celebrities, thought leaders, governments, civil society and media from around the world to present the awards to the winners, complemented by short films and a musical performance. Award categories will honor achievement 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 will be key themes of the evening.
This event is part of the State, City and Local Action program of Climate Week NYC.