2020 UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Champions of the Earth Award

Deadline: March 20, 2020.

Nominations for the 2020 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour, opened today, aiming to recognize the contribution of outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment. The nominations will remain open until 20th March 2020.

Established in 2005, the award celebrates visionaries in four categories: Policy leadership; Inspiration and action; Entrepreneurial vision, and Science and innovation. 

CATEGORIES

Champions of the Earth are celebrated in four categories:

  • Policy leadership – individuals or organizations in the public sector leading global or national action for the environment. They shape dialogue, lead commitments and act for the good of the planet.
  • Inspiration and action – individuals or organizations taking bold steps to inspire positive change to protect our world. They lead by example, challenge behavior and inspire millions.
  • Entrepreneurial vision – individuals or organizations challenging the status quo to build a cleaner future. They build systems, create new technology and spearhead a groundbreaking vision. 
  • Science and innovation – individuals or organizations who push the boundaries of technology for profound environmental benefit. They invent possibilities for a more sustainable world.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment. 

BEENFIT

The awards will be presented to this year’s laureates at a ceremony later this year

OFFICIAL LINK

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/nominations-open-uneps-champions-earth-award-2020

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