The Power of Local Action: Honoring communities in the frontlines of sustainable development
Organized by the UNDP
This event showcased and honored the winners of the Equator Prize 2012. The
Equator Initiative is a partnership that brings together the UN, governments, civil
society, business and grassroot organizations to recognize and advance local
sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.
Camila Pitanga, Brazilian actress and environmental advocate, applauded the
achievements of the winners who she said are showing the leadership needed for
safeguarding the earth’s resources, stressing that they should be at the center of the
discussion on how to improve environmental governance.