NOMINATE FOR WIN WIN AWARD 2021 / THEME: 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, including government employees stuffing their own pockets with money set aside for environmental and sustainability projects and the bribing of state officials to get around legal restrictions.

In countries characterized by widespread corruption, citizens are often forced to pay for healthcare they are legally entitled to receive for free. Important medicines are sold on the black market and people without enough money and friends in the right places never secure the most influential jobs. Corruption usually strikes the most vulnerable people the hardest.

Corruption is also detrimental to the environment, as large-scale bribing can give environmental criminals the political power to hinder inconvenient environmental legislation. Also, corruption on a smaller scale can effectively render various rules and laws useless.

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, although they are difficult to quantify with any reasonable precision. Some attempts have been made, however. For example, Interpolrecently estimated that natural resources worth at least 100 billion US dollars are lost every year due to corruption-related activities. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg – the total costs to society and the world are much higher. Thus, successful sustainable development at a global scale will require focused efforts to combat corruption. For the theme, WIN WIN will be collaborating with Transparency International Sweden, a leading organisation in the fight against corruption. Ulrik Åshuvud, Chair of Transparency International Sweden says:

“Transparency International Sweden is looking forward to partner with the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award in the work of highlighting corruption and its negative effects on the Global Goals.”

Against this background, the jury for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is now accepting nominations of people or organizations 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.

The deadline for nominations is 17 January 2021.

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If the nominated candidate is between 13-29 years old they can also be nominated for the WIN WIN Youth Award. Nominations for that award will open on 1 February 2021.

AWARD WINNER 2020

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES

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.

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WINNER WIN WIN YOUTH AWARD 2020

FORESTED FOODS – ARIANA YUEN (ET)

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.

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WIN WIN GOTHENBURG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Play Food from the Future!

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!

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WIN WIN GOTHENBURG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

For outstanding contributions
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The world’s leading sustainability award aims to recognize and support outstanding contributions from around the world. Our goal is 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.

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