Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 demonstrates global reach and impact with over 4,500 submissions

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UAE
  • Date: 12-Aug-2022
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: UAE
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Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 demonstrates global reach and impact with over 4,500 submissions

- High number of entries in Food and Health categories reflect need for more resilient food and health systems in response to rising impacts of global climate change

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Following a successful 4-month submissions phase, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2023 awards cycle. Over 4,500 applications were received across the five Prize categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools, from a record 152 countries, demonstrating the Prize’s growing global reach and impact.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize winners will be announced at the 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony that will be held on January 16, 2023 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

The Prize witnessed a 13% increase in submissions compared to last year from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), nonprofit organisations and high schools. Total submissions from SMEs increased across all categories, underscoring a rising trend that SMEs are putting sustainability at the top of their agenda.

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Director General of the Prize, said: “For the last 14 years the Zayed Sustainability Prize has incentivised practical solutions