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 Covestro.[3]

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Awardees: Champions of the EarthEdit

2018Edit

2017Edit

2016Edit

2015Edit

2014Edit

2013Edit

2012Edit

2011Edit

2010Edit

Special Award

2009Edit

2008Edit

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.

2007Edit

Special Prize

2006Edit

2005Edit

Awardees: Young Champions of the EarthEdit

2017Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First-Ever UNEP 'Champions of the Earth' Presented to Seven Environmental Leaders". unep.org. UNEP. 19 April 2005. 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. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ Young champions of the earth 2017
  4. ^ "Champion of the earth -2018-Policy Leadership". Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  5. ^ Blumberg, Sara (2017-12-06). "UN Award Bestowed upon Earth Scientist Paul Newman, Goddard". NASA. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  6. ^ "Paul Polman | UNEP.org". Web.unep.org. Retrieved 2015-10-26.

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