Recognising indigenous & local initiatives

Posted on 12 April 2022

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Equator Prize, when UNDP and partners of the Equator Initiative recognized the local successes of 28 Indigenous and local community initiatives for their cutting-edge solutions on nature, climate and sustainable development.
The winners’ solutions tackled the pressing issues of the time – biodiversity loss, climate change and deforestation, exacerbated by the crushing weight of inequality. Twenty years on, evidence abounds that these issues have only intensified, to the point of becoming existential for humanity.