2 December 2019 Gulbenkian Prize

Gulbenkian at the Climate Summit

The Foundation is in Madrid to promote the new Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, focused on combating Climate Change.

Cimeira do Clima
Cimeira do Clima© DR

To advocate the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity,  the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation participates in the national delegation attending COP25, the Climate Summit organised by the Framework Convention of the United Nations on Climate Change taking place in Madrid until 13 December.

The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, focused on combating Climate Change, including its social, economic and environmental effects, was launched in the year commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste S. Gulbenkian and when the Foundation formalised its disinvestment from the oil and gas sector.

Strongly committed to bringing about a low carbon society, more resilient into the future, the Foundation seeks to recognise and encourage climate solutions with high levels of positive impact that may fall within the scope of different themes, such as the energy transition, climate financing, ocean based solutions, intelligent cities, urban transport and planning, sustainable agriculture and alterations in soil usage, among others.

The prize, which is to be made for the first time in 2020, comes with the sum of one million euros and seeks to be global in profile.

Updated on 03 December 2019