UN Environment today made Yemeni engineer Omer Badokhon a Young Champion of the Earth for his work on biogas plants which could improve thousands of rural livelihoods in his war-stricken homeland.
“I am passionate about the environment and sustainable energy, and have dedicated myself to environmental protection, integrated development and biodiversity conservation in Yemen,” Omer said. “This award is a great honor that will help me to upscale my initiative, forge ties with international organizations and help my country.”
Meet the other 2017 Young Champions of the Earth
Liliana Jaramillo, UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America & the Caribbean
Kaya Dorey, UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth for North America
Adam Dixon, UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth for Europe