Champions of the Earth

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) established Champions of the Earth in 2005 as an annual awards programme to recognize outstanding environmental leaders from the public and private sectors, and from civil society. Typically, five to seven laureates are selected annually. Each laureate is invited to an award ceremony to receive a trophy, give an acceptance speech and take part in a press conference. No financial awards are conferred.[1][2] This awards programme is a successor to UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honour.[2]

In 2017, the program was expanded to include Young Champions of the Earth – a forward-looking prize for talented innovators, 18 to 30, who demonstrate outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. The initiative is run in partnership with the Covestro, a plastics company.[3] It is awarded every year by the UN Environment Programme to seven young environmentalists from around the world between the ages of 18 and 30, for their outstanding ideas to protect the environment.[4][5]

Awardees: Champions of the EarthEdit

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Special Prize
  • Helen Clark, New Zealand - For her environmental strategies and her three initiatives - the emissions trading scheme, the energy strategy and the energy efficiency and conservation strategy.

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Special Prize

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Awardees: Young Champions of the EarthEdit

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  • Xiaoyuan Ren, China.[11]
  • Vidyut Mohan, India.[12]
  • Nzambi Matee, Kenya.[13]
  • Nira Alicia Garcia, United States of America.[14]
  • Max Hidalgo Quinto, Peru.[15]
  • Lefteris Arapakis, Greece.[16]
  • Fatemah Alzelzela, Kuwait.[17]

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  • Omer Badokhon, Yemen.[3]
  • Adam Dixon, Europe.[3]
  • Kaya Dorey, North America.[3]
  • Eritai Kateibwi, Earth for Asia & the Pacific[3]
  • Mariama Mamane, Africa.[3]
  • Liliana Jaramillo Pazmiño, Latin America & the Caribbean.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First-Ever UNEP 'Champions of the Earth' Presented to Seven Environmental Leaders". unep.org. UNEP. 19 April 2005. Archived from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Töpfer, Klaus (October 2004). "UNEP Launches new Award - Chamions of the Earth: Letter from UNEP Executive Director to Laureates" (PDF). Global 500 Forum - Newsletter of the UNEP Global 500 Laureates. UNEP. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Environment, U. N. "Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program.
  4. ^ "Change-making in the time of COVID-19". United Nations Environment. United Nations Environment. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Meet the youth standing up for our environmental rights". United Nations Environment. United Nations Environment. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  6. ^ https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/six-environmental-trailblazers-honoured-unep-champions-earth
  7. ^ "Costa Rica". unenvironment.org. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  8. ^ "Champion of the earth -2018-Policy Leadership". Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  9. ^ Blumberg, Sara (2017-12-06). "UN Award Bestowed upon Earth Scientist Paul Newman, Goddard". NASA. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  10. ^ "Paul Polman | UNEP.org". Web.unep.org. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  11. ^ UNEP. "Xiaoyuan Ren". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  12. ^ UNEP. "Vidyut Mohan". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  13. ^ UNEP. "Nzambi Matee". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  14. ^ UNEP. "Niria Alicia Garcia". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  15. ^ UNEP. "Max Hidalgo Quinto". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  16. ^ UNEP. "Lefteris Arapakis". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  17. ^ UNEP. "Fatemah Alzelzela". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  18. ^ UNEP. "Molly Burhans". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  19. ^ UNEP. "Omar Itani". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  20. ^ UNEP. "Sonika Manandhar". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  21. ^ UNEP. "Marianna Muntianu". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  22. ^ UNEP. "Louise Mabulo". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  23. ^ UNEP. "Anna Luisa Beserra". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  24. ^ UNEP. "Adjany Costa". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  25. ^ UNEP. "Shady Rabab". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  26. ^ UNEP. "Miranda Wang". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  27. ^ UNEP. "Miao Wang". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  28. ^ UNEP. "Hugh Weldon". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  29. ^ UNEP. "Heba Al-Farra". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  30. ^ UNEP. "Gator Halpern". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  31. ^ UNEP. "Arpit Dhupar". Young Champions of the Earth - UN Environment Program. Retrieved 2020-12-22.

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