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.
Nominate award winners for 2020
The theme for WIN WIN Award 2020 is Biodiversity, and the jury now seeks nominations for:
“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.”
Nomination is made at WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award’s website until January 18, 2020.
WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is one of the leading sustainability awards in the world. The WIN WIN Award consists of SEK 1 million and is given each year to a person or an organisation for outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future.