Premios Verdes's 8th Edition, held in Guayaquil, Ecuador and with a branch in Pereira, Colombia, took place on August 22nd, 2021. The Gala was hosted by Roberto Manrique and Carmen Villalobos with numerous personalities from the entertainment world such as Gloria Estefan, Diego Torres and Carlos Vives. Twenty-eight projects from forty-one countries around the world received awards. During Sustainability Week, prior to the Gala, workshops, lectures and free masterclasses were offered by experts in the main socio-environmental topics: Climate Change, Green Economy, Sustainable Cities and Mobility, Equity, Conservation, Communication for sustainability and Sustainable Fashion. In total, more than 2.6 million people connected to participate.
Since Premios Verde's first Edition in 2013, participation has grown exponentially. 12.690 participants from 1.144 cities from 41 countries have been a part of previous editions. Evaluating these projects in depth and with the utmost rigor would not have been possible was it not for a group of experts who dedicate their time and experience to rate candidates' work each year. Premios Verdes's Jury is made up of two international divisions: The technical commission (first selection of projects) and the Annual Jury (final selection)