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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1987 to recognize the environmental achievements of individuals and organizations around the world.

"The winners of UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honour are members of a broad and growing environmental movement that is flourishing around the world. They have taken the path that most of us hesitate to take for want of time or caring. In honouring the Global 500 laureates, UNEP hopes that others will be inspired by their extraordinary deeds." Klaus Toepfer[1] - UNEP's Executive Director 2001

The last Global 500 Roll of Honour awards were made in 2003. A successor system of UNEP awards called Champions of the Earth started in 2005.

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AwardeesEdit

Since the inception of the award in 1987, over 719 individuals and organizations, in both the adult and youth categories, have been honoured with the Global 500 award. Among prominent winners are:

Prominent Laureates
Name Year Category
Adult/Youth
Organization/
Individual
Country
Robert Redford[17] 1987 Adult Individual USA
National Geographic Society[18][10] 1987 Adult Organization USA
Soichiro Honda[19] 1987 Adult Individual (Deceased) Japan
Green Belt Movement[20], Womenaid International 1987 Adult Organization United Kingdom
Greenpeace International[18] 1988 Adult Organization Netherlands
Jimmy Carter[6] 1988 Adult Individual USA
Calestous Juma[21] 1993 Adult Individual USA
Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh[22] 1994 Adult Individual United Kingdom
Paul Josef Crutzen[1] 1996 Adult Individual Germany
BBC World Service Education Department[23] 1997 Adult Organization United Kingdom
Jane Goodall[9] 1997 Adult Individual India / USA
The Nation (Thailand)[24] 1997 Adult Organization Thailand
Sylvia Earle[25] 1998 Adult Individual USA
Greening Australia[26] 1998 Adult Organization Austrailia
Feodor Konyukhov 1998 Adult Individual Russia
Yuri Mikhailovich Luzhkov[27] 1998 Adult Individual Russia
Don Merton[28] 1998 Adult Individual (Deceased) New Zealand
Verna Simpson[29] 1999 Adult Individual Austrailia
Toyota Motor Club[18] 1999 Adult Organization Japan
C. P. Krishnan Nair[30] 1999 Adult Individual India
Fuji Xerox Australia[31] 2000 Adult Organization Australia
Conservation Volunteers Australia[32] 2000 Youth Organization Australia
Laurel Springs School[33] 1990 Adult Organization USA
Paul Winter 1987 Adult Individual USA
Anil Agarwal[2] 1987 Adult Individual (Deceased) India
Daphne Sheldrick[34] 1992 Adult Individual (Deceased) United Kingdom
Haller Park[35][36] Adult Organization Mombasa

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