The negative impact of the linear economic system is most noticeable in urban areas: Cities currently consume 75 percent of the extracted natural resources, produce 50 percent of global waste, and emit between 60 and 80 percent of all greenhouse gases.
The Hans Sauer Foundation is searching for new ways of cross-sector co-operation to transform cities of today into circular societies of tomorrow.
Was wird ausgezeichnet?
Early stage, from small-scale to large-scale
Mature ideas and long-term strategies; from initiatives to municipalities to cross-sectoral collaborations, from top-down to bottom-up; finalized strategies before implementation
Proven and implemented examples
Wer kann sich bewerben?
- non-public organizations and initiatives
- academic institutions
- civil society groups
Registration opens on October 1, 2020 and closes January 31, 2021. The finalists will be announced in February 2021. Finalists will receive an invitation to the award ceremony which will take place in the second quarter of 2021.
There is one award per category – three in total. The jury will contribute and allocate the prize money of 20.000 Euro in total to the respective categories.