UNEP invites nominations from individuals and organizations who exemplify leadership and advocate action on sustainable development and climate change at the national, regional and global levels. For a description of the categories, click here.

Deadline for receipt of nominations for 2016 is 31 May 2016.

Persons may nominate themselves, their own organizations, or a third party whom they believe should receive recognition.

All nominations must be supported by three endorsers.

Press clippings, testimonials and photographs may be sent to support the nomination. Please do not send books, videos, etc. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for further supporting information.

All nominations will be reviewed and judged by the UNEP Executive Committee.

For more information please e-mail : championsoftheearth@unep.org

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