The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2024, first awarded in 2020, rewards individuals and organisations who are leading society’s efforts to tackle the single biggest challenge facing humanity today: climate change. The Prize recognises outstanding contributions to climate action and climate solutions that inspire hope.
With an annual award of 1 million euro, the Prize funding has been used to support people facing the worst impacts of climate change and help scale climate solutions. The 2023 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity was awarded to ecosystem restoration leaders from the Global South.
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Prize for Gulbenkian Prize Humanity 2024
- 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 equally divided.
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- Any individual, organisation or group of people and/or organisations that are making a significant contribution to tackling climate change is eligible.
- Nominations must come from a third party. Self-nominations are not permitted.
- The Prize is not intended as a “lifetime achievement award” nor is it to be viewed as start-up funding. It is for work that has the capability to scale and to benefit communities at both the local and global levels. The money should be used to maximise the impact of the recipient’s work.
- The nomination and all accompanying documents must be submitted in English.
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Selection Criteria of Gulbenkian Prize Humanity 2024
The Jury is responsible for selecting the nominations according to the following criteria:
- Innovation: demonstrate innovative solutions and/or potential for long term transformational change.
- Impact: demonstrate widespread benefits for global environment and society and/or be scalable with potential for long-term impact.
- Inspiration: ability to serve as a model, show active leadership, or inspire others.
- Relevance of the nomination: timely, that is, taking into consideration the contribution it will make to address critical issues and challenges ahead.