2016 Champions of the Earth Awards Ceremony
Read the press release.
Inspiration & Action
I am an ocean lover and feel that we owe a duty to our ocean to make it free of plastic. I just hope this is the beginning for coastal communities across India and the world.
Our family hopes that this award will help make sure that Berta’s wonderful life as well as the struggle of our Lenca people is not forgotten, and that it will give heart to all those struggling for their environmental rights around the world.” - Juan Manuel Caceres, brother.
Biodiversity is precious in so many ways, from the spiritual to the economic, to the working of Earth’s most fundamental systems.
Science and Innovation
Design is a fundamental and profoundly influential practice, but it struck me just how little awareness there is of the incredibly influential force that the designed world has on us all—we can use design to create positive change so the future works better for all of us.
We are honoured for the recognition at this level for our work on this major project, which we hope will inspire other countries to embrace solar energy.
The environment is at the heart of Rwanda’s development. By protecting our natural heritage, including the endangered mountain gorilla and ancient rainforests, and by involving everyone in conservation, we are ensuring that our development is sustainable and brings prosperity to all citizens. These efforts are driven by shared political will and a commitment to a bright future for generations to come.
The 2016 Champions of the Earth will be revealed in Mexico on Friday! Get to know last year's laureates and get excited to learn the stories of this year's #EarthChamps. #environment #inspiration A video posted by UN Environment | UNEP (@unep) on Nov 30, 2016 at 4:36am PST
The 2016 Champions of the Earth will be revealed in Mexico on Friday! Get to know last year's laureates and get excited to learn the stories of this year's #EarthChamps. #environment #inspiration
A video posted by UN Environment | UNEP (@unep) on Nov 30, 2016 at 4:36am PST