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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is considered to be among the worst in the world. In 2019, 80 per cent of Yemen’s people were in need—an estimated 24 million people.

Categorized Under: West Asia

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In the two years since Adam Dixon won the Young Champions of the Earth prize back in 2017, he has taken great strides in his mission to grow food using fewer resources.

Categorized Under: Europe

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Sitting at a bus stop one day when she was 16, When Miranda Wang saw someone throw a plastic bottle into a trash bin, even though the recycling bin was right next to it.

Categorized Under: North America

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Like the popular fitness apps, which help users track their exercise activities, food intake and more, an app called Evocco aims to give consumers information about their shopping habits to help cut their carbon footprint by estimating the climate impact of their choices.

Categorized Under: Gender Global

Sonika Manandhar’s Green Energy Mobility platform is a big data solution developed by 2019 Young Champion for Asia and the Pacific to combat climate change in Nepal.

Categorized Under: Cities and lifestyles Global

Since winning the Young Champions of the Earth prize in Asia and the Pacific in 2019, Sonika Manandhar’s big data solution has taken off. Her Green Energy Mobility platform strives to combat climate change in Nepal by helping women own and upgrade their three-wheeler electric minibuses through low-interest impact financing.

Categorized Under: Cities and lifestyles Global

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Musician Shady Rabab had an idea: to get kids off the streets through making musical instruments from plastic waste.

Categorized Under: Global

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If you’re passionate about the environment and want to take your message far and wide in 2020, this could be your chance.

Categorized Under: Gender Global

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If you’re passionate about the environment and want to take your message far and wide in 2020, this could be your chance.

Categorized Under: Gender Global

As the new year dawns, this is the perfect time to reset and rethink. As you make your New Year’s resolutions, keep the environment in mind.

Categorized Under: Environment under review Global

The holiday season is here! Time to take a break from daily life and unwind. Many people pack their bags and set off to see the beauty of the world. But for the eco-minded, finding the right holiday destination can be difficult and with mixed results.

Categorized Under: Resource efficiency

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When Arpit Dhupar won the Young Champions of the Earth prize, he was in a bar with friends and didn’t believe the news. “Are you sure I have won?” He repeated. Finally convinced, he celebrated with his friends, who echoed, “Are you sure you’ve won?”

Categorized Under: Air Asia and the Pacific

Since she won the 2019 Young Champion of the Earth prize for Latin America and the Caribbean, Aqualuz Founder Anna Luisa Beserra has been working hard on saving lives.
Asked about the role of children in creating a positive impact on the environment in the United Arab Emirates, 11-year-old Sainath Manikandan passionately says: “the backbone of a nation is its youth. We have the power to bring about a change in our schools, homes and environment, and together we can create a wave of change.”

Categorized Under: Cities and lifestyles West Asia

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What a year it has been. For the environment, not a good one. But for youth around the world, an outstanding show of courage, determination and fearlessness.

Categorized Under: Air

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Rewilding is an approach to conservation that lets nature return areas of land to a wild state. The process involves allowing ecosystems to restore themselves over time, so they can recover from degradation.

Categorized Under: Europe

When Omar Itani couldn’t find anywhere to dispose his second-hand clothes, he set a chain of events in motion that he could never have imagined. Making the decision not to contribute to Lebanon’s landfill, he instead decided to set up his own solution. The social enterprise FabricAID was born.

Categorized Under: Resource efficiency West Asia

Depending on where you live, end of the year holidays may be a time to be with family and friends. These traditions often include gift giving. From bringing flowers and chocolates to buying gifts for children, family, friends and co-workers, why not think about the environment too when you consider gifts this year?

Categorized Under: Resource efficiency

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Since winning the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Young Champions of the Earth prize 12 months ago, Better Blue founder Miao Wang has taken China’s diving community by storm.

Categorized Under: Asia and the Pacific

Story Climate change
Since Louise won the Young Champions of the Earth prize, much has happened. A quick glance at her greenhouse shows the massive interest in growing cacao in the last few months alone. The previously stocked space is now empty.
Story Climate change
Gator Halpern is in no doubt at all that climate change is wreaking havoc. The founder of Coral Vita, 2018’s Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean has been on the frontline of climate disaster.
2019 Young Champion of the Earth for Africa Adjany Costa is one of 70 individuals and groups recently recognized by President of the Republic of Angola João Lourenço for civil duties.
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When Cyclone Idai hit Beira in Mozambique, 25-year-old Jessica Gimo and her family were terrified by the destruction it caused. She recalls: “The walls in my grandmother’s house were destroyed, her windows and roof were blown away. My cousin was devastated by the floods and she had to stay in a tree for three days without water or food to escape the water.

Categorized Under: Climate change Africa

Environmental crime has become the world's fourth-largest crime sector, growing at 2–3 times the rate of the global economy.
On 20 October, Kenya celebrates Mashujaa Day. Set aside to celebrate heroes who fought for the country’s independence, today we also recognize the actions of bold individuals who continue to fight for the environment and its protection.

Categorized Under: Cities and lifestyles Africa

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