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United Nations Environment Programme launches 2020 Young Champions of the Earth prize Competition open to environmental entrepreneurs between 18 and 30 years of age UNEP accepting applications from 10 February to 10 April 2020 Nairobi, 10 February 2020 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially started accepting applications for the

Categorized Under: Global

New York, 27 September 2019 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially honoured 12 environmental changemakers from around the world with the 2019 UN Champions of the Earth Award and the Young Champions of the Earth Prize.

Categorized Under: Sustainable Development Goals

Fridays for Future receives United Nations’ top environmental award for inspiration and action Global student movement hailed for its role in highlighting the devastating effects of climate change New York, 21 September 2019 – Fridays for Future, a dynamic global student movement inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, has received the 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s h

Categorized Under: Climate change

Twenty-four-year-old Omar Itani from Lebanon wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for West Asia with FabricAID. Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe.
The Young Champions of the Earth prize is awarded every year to seven entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change. The young champions recognized from across the globe receive seed funding, mentoring and communications support to amplify their efforts.  The winners will be awarded their prize at a ceremony in New York after the Climate Action Summit. 19 September 2019
Press Release Transport
Sonika Manandhar from Nepal wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for Asia and the Pacific for honing big data to make electric transport more efficient and accessible, especially for women.  Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe. Young Champions from each region receive seed funding, mentoring and communications s
Twenty-year-old Louise Mabulo from the Philippines wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for Asia and the Pacific for boosting farmers’ income through climate-resilient cocoa. Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe. Young Champions from each region receive seed funding, mentoring and communications support to amplif
Press Release Water
Twenty-one-year-old Brazilian Anna-Luisa Beserra wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize in Latin America and the Caribbean for making a cistern solution for clean water. Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe.
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Twenty-nine-year-old Angolan Adjany Costa wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for Africa for her efforts in conserving the world’s last wild places. Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe.

Categorized Under: Africa Adjany Costa

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Twenty-nine-year-old Marianna wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for bringing virtual forests to life in Russia.  Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe.

Categorized Under: Europe Marianna Muntianu

Thirty-year-old American Molly Burhans wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for North America to pioneer big data and digital restoration among the world’s biggest land owners — starting with the Catholic church.  Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental change have been recognized from across the globe.
UN Environment announced today the names of the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize, the highest environmental honor for youth attributed by the United Nations.  The global jury will select seven winners, one from each region and two from the Asia-Pacific, and the winners will be announced in September. Winners receive US$15,000 in funding as well as tailored support to bring their

Categorized Under: Cities and lifestyles Global

Nairobi, 22 October 2018 – Welsh agro-tech startup Phytoponics – spearheaded by winner of the 2017 Young Champions of the Earth prize Adam Dixon – is taking operations to the next level by securing 650.000$ in extra funding to scale up commercial output.
Announced today, the Champions of the Earth Awards, the UN’s highest environmental honor, will be presented to six outstanding environmental changemakers. The champions are recognized for their achievements in the categories including Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision, Science and Innovation, Inspiration and Action, and Lifetime Achievement. 26 September 2018 – Six of the world’s most outstand
Seven young environmental entrepreneurs from around the world will receive the Young Champions of the Earth prize for their bold, innovative projects. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on 26 September.
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Champions of the Earth laureate Boyan Slat and his Ocean Cleanup team launched their revolutionary marine litter cleanup system today. Research shows that a scaled-up fleet of 60 systems could eventually clean up 50% of the Patch in the next 5 years. San Francisco, 8 September 2018 – UN Environment Champion of the Earth Boyan Slat and his Ocean Cleanu

Categorized Under: North America

Twelve environmental startups have been awarded as the winners of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge, receiving $10,000 seed money to make their ideas reality.
Young citizen of Kiribati wins top UN Environmental prize UN Environment today made Kiribati citizen Eritai Kateibwi a Young Champion of the Earth for his work on a hydroponics system that will improve human health and resilience to climate change on the low-lying island.
Press Release Water
Young Nigerian water expert wins top UN Environmental prize UN Environment today made Niger’s Mariama Mamane a Young Champion of the Earth for her work on a three-in-one solution to some of Africa’s biggest environmental problems: a project that uses the water hyacinth, which chokes waterways across the continent, to create sustainable energy and environmentally friendly fertilizers.

Categorized Under: Water Africa Mariama Mamane

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. Omer, 24, is one of six winners – each representing a region of the world – awarded the new prize by UN Environment and leading materials science company, Covestro. The prize gives seed funding and mentorship to outstanding individuals, between the ages of 18 and 30, who have big ideas to protect or restore the environment.

Categorized Under: Ecosystems West Asia Omer Badokhon

The United Nations Environment Programme today announces Ecuadorian biologist Liliana Jaramillo Pazmiño as a Young Champion of the Earth for her work in bringing back flora and fauna and reducing air pollution and vulnerability to natural disasters by encouraging more use of native plants in the green rooftops of our urbanized planet.
The United Nations Environment Programme today announces Canadian fashion designer Kaya Dorey as a Young Champion of the Earth for bringing to market her unique apparel business that not only delivers on sustainability but also an urban street style for a generation wanting to end the wasteful consumerism of ‘fast fashion'.
Young British entrepreneur and inventor Adam Dixon was today announced as a United Nations Young Champion of the Earth for his hydroponic technology that supports the growth of plants using 10 times less land and water than conventional horticulture.

Categorized Under: Ecosystems Europe Adam Dixon

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