Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking initiative designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. In this inaugural year, six young people – one from each global region – have been selected to receive mentorship, specialized training, and $15,000 in seed funding to bring their big ideas to life. UN Environment has partnered with Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials, to develop and run the initiative.