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Winners of UNEP Award Urge Action on Climate Change

Winners22 April 2008: The 2008 Champions of the Earth awards were presented in Singaporein conjunction with the annual Business for the Environment Summit (B4E). The recipients of the award, according to Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), are linked by “a clear thread – climate change.”

UNEP Press release | Earth Winners | UNEP Champions of the Earth website | Achim Steiner's speech.

Photo: Winners of UNEP Champions of the Earth Awards 2008.

Winners come from across the globe and have worked within and outside government, as well as on policy, advocacy and scientific aspects of climate change. He went on to emphasize that the winners of the prize, which rewards individuals who have made a significant contribution to the protection of the Earth's natural resources, prove that “the greening of the global economy is underway and that a transition to a more resource efficient society not only makes environmental sense but social and economic sense too.”