The Zayed Sustainability Prize Newsletter

Q3 - 2021       عربى

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Zayed Sustainability Prize Announces 30 Finalists during Jury Meeting

On 27th September 2021, the Zayed Sustainability Prize held its Jury meeting to elect winners for its current 2022 cycle, who will be announced during the Prize’s Awards Ceremony at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), this January.

A total of 30 candidates were confirmed and are now vying to win up to 10 awards, across the five categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools. This year, the Prize received a remarkable 4,000 applications, marking a significant 68.5% increase in submission entries compared to the previous cycle, while attracting submissions from a record 151 countries, representing over three quarters of the world’s nations.

The Prize Jury, comprised of former heads of state, government ministers and international business figures, convened through a virtual meeting to review short listed submissions identified by the Prize’s Selection Committee in August.

To mark this year’s highly awaited winners’ announcement, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has joined forces with Dubai Expo 2020 for the hosting of its 2022 Awards Ceremony at the Dubai Exhibition Centre on Monday 17 January 2022. This reflects Expo’s ‘Sustainability’ theme and reiterates the UAE’s commitment to advancing the global transition to a sustainable and inclusive future. Notably, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) as a whole, which features the Awards Ceremony as one of its main components, will also be held at the Expo. More details will be announced by the Prize in coming months.

To view the complete list of 2022 finalists or to read the full story with more in-depth insights into each category, and in relation to the global sustainable development agenda. click here  

 

Jury Meeting Highlights

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Finalists announcement

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Why

CDP has been recognised for their outstanding efforts in catalysing the transition to a profitable, low-carbon economy while driving greenhouse gas emission reduction and sustainable water use by businesses and cities.


 

What

CDP is the holder of the largest global collection of primary climate change, water, and forest risk data that is standardised, consistent and comparable to facilitate this valuable knowledge and to expediate the increasingly alarming climate crisis, by reaching influential decision makers and mitigating associated risks to drive action towards a more sustainable world.

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2018 Global High School Winner Vladimir Nazor School achieves self-sufficiency through clean energy while successfully powering local community

In this quarter’s section of Youth in Action, we shed the spotlight on a wonderful success story from the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s youth-focused global high schools’ community. A vibrant category which has been shaping and empowering tomorrow’s sustainability leaders for nearly a decade by tapping into young people’s drive, creativity, and desire for real, grass root change. Read more

 

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The Prize's thought leadership series engages hundreds of thousands worldwide

Last summer was indeed an exciting time at the Zayed Sustainability Prize with the ongoing success of our virtual fireside chat series; ‘Voices of Sustainability'. The Q&A-style series, which is broadcast once a month, has been providing a thought leadership platform on the global transition to an inclusive and prosperous future by discussing the latest trends and themes in the sustainability agenda.

With seven episodes broadcast to date, Voices of Sustainability has attracted an online audience of over 500,000 viewers, in total, with its popularity continuing to rise amongst the global sustainability community.
 

Education, digitalisation, development

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In July, episode 4 was held under the theme of ‘Education, digitalisation, development’ and hosted guest speaker H.E David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and Chief Innovation Officer for the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Sierra Leone – West Africa. Read more

 

Climate change, indigenous communities, environmental justice

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In August, Voices of Sustainability held its first panel-style discussion as part of episode 5 under the theme of ‘Climate change, indigenous communities and environmental justice’ and featured H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak who was recently appointed as President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). H.E Al Mubarak is also the Managing Director and Board Member, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. Read more

 

People, Planet, Profit

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The latest Voices of Sustainability episode, which aired earlier this month, featured guest speaker Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund and was moderated Joel Makower, Chairman and Co-Founder of GreenBiz. The episode, which was titled ‘People, Planet, Profit’, shed light on the theme of ‘Environmental justice, environmental resources management and climate action’. Read more

 

Upcoming series’ schedule, topics, and special guests will be announced ahead of time on our social media channels

For more details, visit the dedicated 'Voices of Sustainability' page on the 'In Focus' section of our website www.ZayedSustainabilityPrize.com
 

Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for the latest news from the Zayed Sustainability Prize and our initiative, Beyond2020

www.ZayedSustainabilityPrize.com

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