Local Voices for Climate Action


In the lead up to the Equator Prize 2015 Award Ceremony, more than 1,400 nominating organizations were asked to submit their message to world leaders regarding the impacts that climate change has had on their communities. 

On this map, circles represent messages submitted by indigenous and local communities around the world and stars represent the 21 winners of the Equator Prize in 2015.

UNDP’s Equator Prize amplifies the voices of indigenous peoples and local communities by honoring their groundbreaking work in meeting climate, environment and poverty challenges head-on. Since its inception in 2002, the Equator Prize has been awarded to 208 local and indigenous communities in 70 countries. For more on the Equator Prize, visit: http://www.equatorinitiative.org/

UNDP Around the world