UNEP Announces Call for Nominations for 2014 Champions of the Earth Award
29 January 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Champions of the Earth Award. The Award seeks to honor visionaries whose actions and leadership have had a positive impact on the environment. The 2014 winners will be unveiled at a gala event towards the end of 2014.
Candidates are chosen from the fields of: policy and leadership; science and innovation; entrepreneurial vision; and inspiration and action. Past laureates have been recognized for their efforts in areas such as the management of natural resources, sustainability and tackling emerging environmental challenges.
This year, UNEP is particularly interested in individuals who have made a substantive contribution to addressing climate change. Women and youth nominees are also strongly encouraged. The award is now in its tenth year, and it has recognized heads of state, companies, activists, musicians and many others. China's Guangdong Wealth supported the 2013 awards, and will continue to do so in 2014. [UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) Press Release] [UNEP Press Release] [UNEP Champions Registration Page]