PANORAMA: Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature conservation - two new categories open until 15 July!

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Dear colleagues and members of the international EbA Community of Practice,

This is a kind reminder that the award category Innovative Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for adaptation of the PANORAMA Pathfinder Award was launched on Wednesday June 16th. This means that you can now submit your innovate NbS-ideas!


Pathfinder Award 2021

​The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are excited to invite nominations for the 2nd iteration of the Pathfinder Award.The Pathfinder Award recognises outstanding and innovative solutions for protected and conserved areas, developed and implemented by individuals, organisations or groups. The Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Nature Conservation is An initiative under PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet

The deadline for nominations in all categories is July 15, 2021.


Award Prizes

The 4 award winners will receive a financial grant of US$ 10,000 and a plaque and certificate of achievement, promotion and visibility, and an invitation to the awards ceremonies. As the gatherings of the three Rio Conventions (CBD COP 15, UNFCCC COP 26 and UNCCD COP 15) are set to take place within 2021 and 2022, winners will be selected in three categories and presented during each of the conferences.  All eligible solutions will be published on the  PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet web platform and be promoted further through the PANORAMA initiative.


2021 Award Theme 

The 2021 Pathfinder Award seeks initiatives focused on sites with innovative, integrated approaches to protected and conserved area management that successfully conserve nature while making development gains related to 4 categories: 

  1. Protected and conserved area solutions for innovative and outstanding conservation management practices that preserve human health. 
  2. Protected and conserved area solutions for innovative and outstanding use of technology for successful nature conservation 
  3. Innovative Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for adaptation
  4. Protected and conserved area solutions that contribute to Land Degradation Neutrality


Further information

Further information can be found here.

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