7th Earth Care Awards “Protecting Land and Water Resources”

Deadline:  31 March 2016
Open to: SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
Awards: each category winners will receive a citation and trophy, in the community and innovation categories, the awards also include a cash payment


The Earth Care Awards (ECAs) is an initiative in the chain of green awards which highlights locally evolved climate friendly practices in the production and consumption regimes across multiple sectors with special reference to climate change.

Applications are open for 7th Earth Care Awards (ECAs) 2016 to promote resilience to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gases in the development of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The objective is to reduce emissions, adopt approaches to protect land and water resources and promote innovations for reducing impacts, emphasizing appropriate environmental action.


  • Applications from countries in South Asian Region – India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka;
  • Government departments, Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), Community based Organizations (CBOs), Local Community Groups, Joint Forest Management groups, Water Users Associations; Organizations or parts of organizations (self-accounting profit centers) in the private and public sector supported by multilateral/bilateral agencies;
  • The project/activity reported should have been conceptualized and implemented during the period from April 2005 to March 2015 with proven and verifiable results;
  • The operations of the applicant must be carried out independently; project objectives, benefits, responsibilities, authorities, results, etc. should be clearly defined. This must be clearly documented, for example, in the project proposal, project report and publication and annual report, organization plan or its equivalent.


The three winners in each category will each receive a citation and trophy. In the community and innovation categories, the awards also include a cash payment. The categories are:

  • Community based mitigation and adaptation in water resources, agriculture, forestry and other land use;
  • Innovations for climate protection;
  • GHG mitigation in Large Enterprises;
  • Leadership in Urban Climate Action.

The awards are technically supported by the Center for Environmental Education (CEE), and our outreach partner is Technology, Education, Research and Rehabilitation for the Environment (TEERE).

How to apply?

Two copies of the application form should be submitted along with two sets of electronic version (CD). The application form should be submitted in English only. All the documents and supporting relevant materials should be submitted formally with a covering letter mentioning lists of enclosures, if any.

Applications form for each category are available HERE.

For submitting applications and assistance:

The Earth Care Award Secretariat,
Centre for Environment Education (CEE),
Nehru Foundation for Development,
Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad – 380 054, Gujarat (India)
Phone No.: +91-79-26844819-20
Email: eca@ceeindia.org

For more information please visit the official website.

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