The Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour. It is conferred to individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the protection and restoration of the environment. There are four distinct categories:
Policy leadership – This category recognizes individuals or organizations in the public sector that have brought about profound, positive change for the environment, within their country or internationally.
Inspiration and action – This category recognizes individuals or organizations that have taken bold environmental action, and, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.
Entrepreneurial vision – This category recognizes individuals or organizations that have challenged the status quo to demonstrate that environmental sustainability is not at odds with financial profitability.
Science and innovation – This category recognizes individuals or organizations whose groundbreaking work has pushed the boundaries of human knowledge and technology, with profound, positive impact on the environment.
UN Environment is responsible for reviewing nominations and selecting the 2018 laureates.
To make a nomination, please enter the below portal and complete the form in English, respect the word limits denoted in brackets. Self nominations and nominations made by close relatives of the nominee are not permitted. Additionally UN staff members are ineligible for nomination. The submission period runs for two months: from 16 March until 16 May. You may be contacted by UN Environment with requests for further information on the nominee.
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