29 Nov 2017 Video Chemicals & waste

Meet Omer Badokhon, UN Environment Young Champion of the Earth for West Asia

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