The prize recognises significant contributions to environmental issues and concerns. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups.The Prize aims to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the world. The solutions should be practical, scalable and able to be replicated in other places, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability. The Prize offers people from all backgrounds around the world the chance to help transform their environmental ideas into reality and provides a network of connections and support.
In order to enter the St Andrews Prize for the Environment,the project must
Be related to sustainable development and aligned with the UN Goals for Sustainable Development.(Find out more about the UN Goals for Sustainable Development)
Be related to community progress allied with smart and innovative development and use of the earth’s environmental resources from air, land and sea.
Be replicable from one geographic area to another and ideally be scalable in size.
Have a clearly defined need for funding that will make a step change to the project’s aims.
Have the ability to inspire others in the field.
contribute to the global pursuit of sustainability in the short to long-term.
Source: The St Andrews prize
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