WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is one of the world’s leading sustainability awards. It aims to recognize and support outstanding contributions from around the world, with the goal to stimulate creativity and achieve lasting synergies as we strive to strike the right balance between ecological, environmental, and social needs. The award has been presented in Gothenburg since 2000, and previous winners include Al Gore, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and Kofi Annan.
THEME 2020 – BIODIVERSITY
One million of planet Earth’s eight million different species are threatened with extinction. This fact also jeopardizes humanity’s own survival as a species.
Despite scientists’ insight that the biodiversity of the Earth is crucial for our existence, the issue tends to fall between decision-makers’ areas of responsibility and does not receive the same attention as, for example, climate change.
The issue of biodiversity is complex and has a bearing on a very wide range of conditions for life on Earth – everything from clean water, raw materials and food production to genetic variation, inspiration for technical solutions and cures for diseases. The multifaceted and intractable nature of the significance of biodiversity must not contribute to an inability to act. We need solutions and initiatives in many areas to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals number 14 and 15, which address ecosystems in the oceans and on land.
The jury for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award seeks out individuals and organisations that have helped bring attention to and/or achieved improvements in biodiversity – locally, regionally, or globally. It is an advantage if contributions are scalable and inspire further use in other fields or other geographical locations.
The nomination is open until 2020.01.18