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Rwanda President Wins Top United Nations Environmental Prize for Policy Leadership

2 December, 2016 – The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nations’ highest environmental accolades, in recognition of Rwanda’s outstanding achievements in environmental protection.

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Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award –UN's top environmental prize

President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded

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Organizer of world’s largest beach clean-up wins top UN Environmental Award

2 Dec, 2016 - Indian lawyer Afroz Shah has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award, for his efforts in launching what has become the world’s largest beach clean-up in Mumbai.

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Murdered Honduran rights campaigner Berta Cáceres wins top UN environmental award

2 Dec, 2016 – Berta Cáceres, the steadfast grassroots campaigner for the rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the natural environment in Honduras, has been recognized posthumously with the United Nations’ highest environmental award.

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Mexican educator José Sarukhán Kermez wins top UN environmental award for leadership on biodiversity

2 Dec, 2016 – Pioneering biologist José Sarukhán Kermez has received the United Nations’ top environmental award for a lifetime of leadership and innovation in the conservation of biodiversity in Mexico and around the world.

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Sustainability Innovator and Influencer Wins Top United Nations Environmental Award

2 Dec, 2016 – Australian designer and innovator Leyla Acaroglu has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nations’ highest environmental accolade for her science-based yet creative work on bringing about change for sustainability.

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Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy Lauded With Highest United Nations Environmental Accolade

2 Dec, 2016 - Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, has been announced as a winner of the United Nations’ top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.

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Five Inspirational Environmental Leaders Receive Champions of the Earth Award at Close of Sustainable Development Goals Summit

New York, 27 September 2015 - Five inspirational environmental leaders from the worlds of government, business, research and grassroots activism on Sunday received the UN's highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award, at a ceremony marking the close of the Sustainable Development Goals summit.

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UNEP's Goodwill Ambassadors Get Angry About Climate Change

Anger is one of those emotions people fear. But it can be a great call to action. Just ask Angry Birds, where angry is good and the art of destruction is a path to creativity.

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Transformative Business Leader to Receive United Nations Champion of the Earth Award

Unilever CEO, Paul Polman recognized for leading business world towards a new model of sustainable growth

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