We are thrilled to announce that One Earth's Biocultural Diversity video has been honored with the People's Choice Award at the Climate Awards 2023: Climate Solutions, organized by Agora, with the support of the United Nations Act Now Campaign. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony, which took place during COP28 in Dubai at the official SDG Pavilion of the United Nations.
Inspiring global action
Agora is a platform for worldwide awards that showcases the ingenuity of people everywhere. The Climate Awards, now in their second year, are conducted in support of the United Nations Act Now Campaign, which encourages people to integrate sustainable action into their everyday lives. The awards are open to anyone, everywhere, with the aim of bringing out the best ideas and solutions worldwide.
Over 100 individuals and organizations from dozens of countries submitted videos presenting their projects to tackle the climate crisis, from efforts to protect the ocean and build resilience to climate shocks to advancing sustainable agriculture and reforestation. The submissions elevate the actions and solutions that are driving change.
The Awards Ceremony at COP28 in Dubai
The Awards Ceremony took place on December 2nd, with Nanette Braun, Chief of Communications Campaigns at the United Nations, moderating a panel of distinguished guests, including Clare Brooks from Google Arts & Culture, Aurelie Kalenga Njimngou of the African Climate Reality Project, Creatives for Climate's Strategic Partnership Director Zoë Red, and Dia Mirza, UN's Goodwill Ambassador from India.
During the ceremony, the top 10 finalists' projects were showcased on LED screens. One Earth received the People's Choice Award, and the Jury Award went to the Indigenous Arahuaco People. Calixto Suárez, a representative of the Arahuacos, came to Dubai to accept the award and share their insights, creating an unforgettable moment for all and emphasizing the crucial role of Indigenous knowledge in solving the climate crisis.
A gallery of climate solutions
Starting December 11th, a free exhibition featuring the Climate Awards finalists and winners will be open to the public in the heart of Barcelona. This exhibition, made possible by the Metro de Barcelona Foundation, will be hosted at the Mercè Sala exhibition hall in Metro Diagonal, where thousands of people pass through daily. The exhibition will run until February 2024, featuring large-format photographs, each credited with the author's name and country, along with projected videos.
This recognition underscores the importance of sharing stories and solutions that can inspire the global community to take action for the climate. We are honored and so grateful that our video resonated with audiences worldwide.Check out our Inspiring Media Showcase for more videos