The WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award now accepts nominations for individuals and organisations that have made exceptional efforts in achieving inclusive transitions.
The world’s leading sustainability award aims to recognise and support outstanding contributions from around the world. Their goal is to stimulate creativity and achieve lasting synergies as we strive to strike the right balance between ecological, environmental and social needs. The award has been presented in Gothenburg since 2000.
Until 15 January, the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award accepts nominations for individuals and organisations that have made exceptional efforts in achieving inclusive transitions. They anticipate nominees to have initiated a change that inspires others, showcasing what is necessary on our path to sustainable and equitable futures.
To achieve a climate-positive world, minor improvements will not suffice. We need fast, large-scale societal transformations in our global energy, food, and transport systems.
Moreover, we cannot neglect other critical global challenges like social inequality, poverty, and biodiversity loss.
However, these transformations can cause uncertainty, conflict, and resistance. People may feel left behind or fear losing their identity and income, leading to discontent and potential conflicts. It is crucial that these transitions are inclusive and just for everyone.
As Frans Timmermans, former vice-president of the European Commission, wisely said: “If the transition will not be just, there will just be no transition.”
What they are looking for;
The first dimension of transitioning to a climate-positive future involves phasing out or re-shaping certain technologies and industries while supporting affected communities. Initiatives should help those who rely on high-emission economies, offering measures to avoid energy poverty and providing job opportunities and re-skilling programs to facilitate a just transition of the workforce.
The second dimension of the transition involves expanding sectors such as renewable energy or electrification while mitigating unintended negative consequences of these shifts.
The third dimension of inclusive transitions is the democratic decision-making process. Inclusive transitions require democratic decision-making processes that consider justice, fairness, and diverse voices. This prevents a single set of values and interests from dominating.
- Inclusive Transitions
- The award of 1 million SEK has been presented yearly since 2000 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Any organisation, movement, business, group of people or individual whose work has resulted in greater change and contributed to a more sustainable future. The winners of the awards are appointed by an independent jury.
Application Deadline: 15-Jan-24
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