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The deadline for nominations to UN Environment’s 2017 Champions of the Earth award has been extended to 31 July 2017. Launched in 2005, the award is the United Nations' highest environmental honour, celebrating outstanding figures whose actions have had a transformative, positive impact on the environment.
"All around the world, we have seen significant efforts to translate last year’s historic sustainable development agreements into action, from the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the New Urban Agenda to the intensifying of efforts to combat illegal wildlife trafficking,” stated Erik Solheim at the 2016 Champions of the Earth award ceremony.
"But governments know they cannot do it alone. Champions have demonstrated the vision and engagement needed at all levels to improve our stewardship of the planet, to develop it sustainably, and secure the prosperity of all of its people.”
Help us identify visionary individuals and organisations that have inspired critical action on behalf of the environment. Nominations are accepted for the following categories: Policy Leadership; Science and Innovation; Entrepreneurial Vision; and Inspiration and Action.
Nominate your Champion now! Find out how on the Champions of the Earth website:
Watch the call for nominations video: