The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity to recognize people, groups of people and/or organizations from all over the world whose contributions to mitigation and adaptation to climate change stand out for its novelty, innovation and impact.
This initiative strives to draw attention to and leverage large-scale climate action responses, helping to speed up the process of decarbonizing the global economy, protecting the people and natural systems from the severe effects associated to climate change and supporting sustainable development.
More specifically, the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity has the following objectives:
- Award to actively contribute to the targets set in the Paris Agreement with the aim of keeping global warming below 1.5ºC.
- Contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
- To recognize people, organizations and initiatives of excellence in the area of climate change.
- To mobilize talent, attracting high-quality nominations.
- To emphasize both the impacts of climate change and potential solutions, mobilizing people, businesses and governments in tackling the climate crisis.
- To strengthen the role of local communities and international networks, by recognizing local climate solutions with great scale-up potential for global impact.
- To educate and empower for a more sustainable society.
- To mobilize more financial capital for climate solutions.
- To divulge, at a global level, the Foundation’s commitment to a low-carbon, more sustainable and more resilient society. Read More