Grant Size :  

1 million euros

Closing Date :

  17-03-2023

Call for Nominations: Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

About

Nominations are now open for the 4th edition of the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, awarded annually that aims to recognise people, groups of people and/or organisations from all over the world whose contributions to mitigation and adaptation to climate change stand out for its novelty, innovation and impact.

The 4th edition of the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity highlights the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s commitment to urgent climate action. Notably, it seeks to speed up the transition to a carbon neutral society, to mitigate the negative effects of climate change for people, the environment and the economy, and to promote a society that is more resilient and better prepared for future global changes and to protect the most vulnerable in particular.

This initiative strives to draw attention to and leverage large-scale climate action responses, helping to speed up the process of decarbonising the global economy, protecting people and natural systems from severe effects associated to climate change and supporting sustainable development.

Objectives

More specifically, the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity has the following objectives:

  • Award to actively contribute to the targets set in the Paris Agreement including decisions taken under the Glasgow Climate Pact and the Sharm el-Sheikh Implemenation Plan.

  • 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. 5. To emphasize of 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.

Areas of Recognition
  • The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity will be focused in the recognition of accomplishments and contributions to solve the climate crisis for a minimum period of 5 years (2020-2024). Thereafter, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Board of Directors will announce whether the topic will be maintained or if a new area of recognition of great relevance to humankind will be launched.

  • In the present context, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation considers any potential recognition areas that can contribute to one or a number of the following outcomes:

    • Mitigation: reduction or prevention of greenhouse gas emissions or the increased absorption of already emitted GHG. The mitigation actions require the use of new technologies, clean energy sources, industrial processing, reducing deforestation, reforestation or restoring terrestrial, marine and coastal natural ecosystems, improved methods of sustainable farming and land use, and changes in individual and collective behaviors.

    • Adaptation: reducing the negative consequences of climate change by taking measures to prevent or minimize impacts that can no longer be avoided, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events and food insecurity, with actions that include technological measures, nature- -based solutions and behavioral changes.

  • Thus, potencial contributions of excellence couldinclude ways to accelerate the decarbonisation of the economy and/or the resilience of ecosystems or social and political systems, such as: climate finance, land-use management instruments, raising public and political awareness, boosting individual and institutional competencies, networks and partnerships with diverse actors from civil society, among others.

Prize Details
  • The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, granted yearly, is worth 1 million euros. In the event of more than one laureate being distinguished, the award will be equitably divided.

  • The prize should be used in a way that maximizes the invaluable contribution of the winning person/organisation and within the scope of its statutory activities.

  • Accepting the prize, the winner will agree on a protocol with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in order to confirm the acceptance of the Prize and defining the communication of actions and activities related to the award.

Eligibility :
  • Candidates should be a person, group of people and/or an organization, of any nationality, that is making a significant contribution to develop solutions to tackle the climate crisis, having to demonstrate the reach or potential reach of outstanding outcomes and provide highly relevant evidence for impact in the future.

  • Eligible organizations include:

    • Legal entities, public or private, profit-seeking or non-profit;

    • International organizations;

    • Universities and R&D institutions.

  • The Award cannot be granted posthumously or to an organization after ceasing its activity nor to former members of the Jury of the Prize.

Post Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location :
Yemen
Estonia
Syrian Arab Republic (the)
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
United States of America
Palestine
Jordan
GHANA
Niger
Tunisia
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic (the)
Chile
Colombia
Congo (the)
Côte d'Ivoire
Cuba
Czechia
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
Djibouti
Dominican Republic (the)
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
France
Gambia (the)
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Hungary
India
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lesotho
Libya
Lithuania
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands (the)
Mauritius
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nauru
Netherlands (the)
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Oman
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Moldova (the)
Russian Federation (the)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sudan (the)
Swaziland
Switzerland
Tajikistan
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Uzbekistan
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Zimbabwe
Cook Islands (the)
Niue
Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Austria
Bahamas (the)
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Chad
China
Comoros (the)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the)
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Finland
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guinea
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Kenya
Kuwait
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Lebanon
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauritania
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines (the)
Portugal
Republic of Korea (the)
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovenia
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates (the)
United Republic of Tanzania (the)
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Holy See (the)
Antarctica
Aruba
Bermuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bouvet Island
British Indian Ocean Territory (the)
Cayman Islands (the)
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (the)
Curaçao
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories (the)
Gibraltar
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guernsey
Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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