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2021 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 3, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 27, 2021
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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:
a) Award to actively contribute to the targets set in the Paris Agreement with the aim of keeping global warming below 1.5ºC.
b) Contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
c) To recognize people, organizations and initiatives of excellence in the area of climate change.
d) To mobilize talent, attracting high-quality nominations.
e) To emphasize both the impacts of climate change and potential solutions, mobilizing people, businesses and governments in tackling the climate crisis.
f) To strengthen the role of local communities and international networks, by recognizing local climate solutions with great scale-up potential for global impact.
g) To educate and empower for a more sustainable society.
h) To mobilize more financial capital for climate solutions.
i) To divulge, at a global level, the Foundation’s commitment to a low-carbon, more sustainable and more resilient society.

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The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity will be focused on the recognition of accomplishments and contributions to solving the climate crisis for a minimum period of 5 years (2020-2024).

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;
> Adaptation.

Candidates may be:
1. a person, group of people and/or an organization, of any nationality, that is making a significant contribution to developing solutions to tackle the climate crisis, having to demonstrate the reach or potential reach of outstanding outcomes and provide tangible, highly relevant and material impact indicators.
2. eligible organizations include:
a) Legal entities, public or private, profit-seeking or non-profit;
b) International organizations;
c) Universities and R&D institutions.

The Award cannot be granted posthumously or to an organization after ceasing its activity.

The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, granted yearly, is worth 1 million euros.

Applications should be submitted through the nomination of third parties; self-nominations are not permitted.

All nominations should be submitted in electronic format using the form available at their website until February 28th 2021, in accordance with the instructions provided.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 03
Feb 03

Friendly reminders:
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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
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e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
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Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thanks, Ana.