Nominate a Champion

Note to nominators

The Champions of the Earth nomination period closed on 5 May 2019.

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 the objectives of business and commerce.
  • 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.

A UN Environment Jury is responsible for reviewing nominations and rewarding Champions in each of the four categories and awards are conferred annually by the UN Executive Director.

This year’s winners will be announced during the UN General Assembly week in New York.

 

Nominate a Champion

Nominations have now closed