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2012 Equator Prize to Recognize Community-based Management of Forests

The 2012 Equator Prize has been expanded to include a special recognition category for Sustainable Forest Management, including REDD+.


The 2012 Equator Prize will be awarded to 25 outstanding local initiatives working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. The 2012 edition has been expanded to include recognize Sustainable Forest Management, including REDD+.

The Equator Initiative, a UNDP-led partnership, has announced its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, which will be awarded to 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.  Winning initiatives will each receive US$5,000, with 10 selected for special recognition and a total of US$20,000.  Representatives of winning communities will also be invited to participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Brazil in June 2012.

The Equator Prize is awarded for community-based innovation in sustainable livelihoods, natural resource management and environmental conservation.  The eligibility and selection criteria for this cycle of the prize, however, have been broadened significantly to accommodate a wider range of community-based initiatives, fields of work, and countries of operation. Eligibility has been expanded to all countries receiving support from UNDP, making this a truly global award for local best practice, and includes a “special recognition” category for Sustainable Forest Management, including REDD+.

Cambodian recipients of the Equator Prize in 2010.

More information on eligibility, selection criteria and how to nominate is available at www.equatorinitiative.org. Nomination forms are available in 16 languages, and may be completed online.  Click here for a promotional video.

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Five More UN-REDD Partner Countries Start Implementing their National Programmes

Global Programme Framework Endorsed by UN-REDD Policy Board

Nigeria Forges Ahead with REDD+ Readiness

Indonesia's Green Economy Corridor Initiative

2012 Equator Prize to Recognize Community-based Management of Forests

Features & Commentary

Designing and Implementing Gender-Responsive REDD+ Strategies
By: Lucy Wanjiru


REDD+ Orientation Workshop in Zambia– Enhancing Awareness and Stakeholder Dialogue
By: Katri Kallio-Koski
Reports & Analysis

UNEP FI Set to Release its Second Report on REDD+ Financing

Expert Meeting on Forest Inventory Approaches for REDD+
Looking ahead

Anti Corruption and REDD+ Community of Practice session in Latin America and the Caribbean
5-6 September, 2011: San Jose, Costa Rica

Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change
7-8 September, 2011: The Hague, Netherlands

UNEP FI webinar: Launch of "REDDy-Set-Grow-Part II
13 September, 2011: 9:00 and 16:00 GMT Click here to register

CBD Regional Workshop on safeguards and standards for REDD+
20-23 September, 2011: Cape Town, South Africa
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