WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is a non-profit organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden, but with a global outlook. Our mission is to find and reward the people and organisations from around the world whose actions have resulted a more sustainable future. We also seek to educate and shed light on initiatives, developments and crucial challenges connected to sustainability.
The prize has been handed out yearly since 2000 and former winners include Kofi Annan, Al Gore, Gro Harlem-Brundtland and IPBES. The winner receives 1 million SEK (120 000 USD). To shake things up we pick a new theme every year which can be connected to United Nations 17 Global Goals. The theme for 2021 is ANTI-CORRUPTION.
Around the world, corruption is one of the biggest obstacles to sustainable development. Corruption can be defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain and occurs in many ways. The scientific community and organizations such as the UN and the World Bank agree that the costs to society of the rampant corruption around the world are enormous. Thus, successful sustainable development at a global scale will require focused efforts to combat corruption.
The nominations for this year’s theme are closed. The jury for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is now going through an exciting list of nominees and are then looking for people or organisations that by effectively fighting corruption have contributed towards the achievement of one or several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The jury expects nominees to have created change that will inspire others and to have shown what is necessary and possible on our journey toward a sustainable future.
NOMINATIONS FOR WIN WIN YOUTH AWARD IS NOW OPEN
The nominations for the main WIN WIN Award has closed but we are now accepting nominations for WIN WIN Youth Award, which aims to empower and reward young people who play an active role in the creation of a more sustainable future. We welcome contributions from individuals, organisations and movements from all over the world, with members between the age 13 to 29.
As the world’s first and only intergovernmental platform for biodiversity, IPBES is providing knowledge as well as tools to protect, and sustainably access nature’s vital resources. The organisation brings people of knowledge and experience together with stakeholders and decision makers from all regions of the world, and together they are laying the groundwork for a new agenda. For its assiduous and scientifically credible work, IPBES is now rewarded with the world-leading sustainability award, WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award including the prize of one million SEK.
The winners of the WIN WIN Youth Award 2020 is Ariana Yuen with the project Forested Foods from Ethiopia. Forested Foods is an Ethiopian organization that fights to preserve forests and create justice for forest-based communities. Ariana is recognized for her work and receives a prize of SEK 20,000.
In 2019 the theme was Sustainable Food and we decided to developed a new set of toys to get the new generation more familiar with the sustainable foods of the future. Like insects, algae and food waste. Yummy!
See all the toys, download the 3D-files and print the toys for free here!