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Category 4

Best Practices Award in Addressing Climate Change and Reducing Pollution

Living environment is defined as the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.

This category caters for solutions addressing climate change, pollution reduction, and the protection of a thriving biodiversity including long-term multilevel governance mechanics, stakeholder engagement, disaster management, and circular economy.

Topics Covered

  1. Resilience to climate-related hazards and natural disasters
  2. Climate change integration into urban policies, planning & management
  3. Education and awareness-raising
  4. Freshwater ecosystems and water security
  5. Urban ecosystems and Urban biodiversity restoration
  6. Desertification and land degradation
  7. Waste management
  8. Sustainable lifestyles
  9. Marine pollution

Potential applicants are expected to address, among others:

Climate change & energy

  • Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • Promote and/or adopt renewable energy
  • Increase energy efficiency of buildings and transportation
  • Raise awareness on climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation

Pollution, waste & land degradation

  • Reduce waste generation
  • Enhance management of environmental resources and ecosystem services
  • Reduce marine pollution of all kinds
  • Contribute significantly to achieving land degradation neutrality

Sustainable lifestyles

  • Raise awareness on sustainable development and lifestyles
  • Showcasing sustainable urban lifestyle through practices such as: reducing single-use plastics, engaging in urban farming, buying local good including sustainable fashion.

Recognizing excellence

Call for applications is officially open for the 13th cycle.