02 Sep '11, 6am

Nominations Open for UNEP's Champions of the Earth Award - UNEP

Nominations Open for UNEP's Champions of the Earth Award - UNEP

"The UNEP Champions of the Earth are pioneers and leaders in the fields of environmental sustainability with proven track records in advocacy and actions that are catalyzing a transition to a low carbon, more resource efficient future," said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, "Next year in Brazil, governments will meet to evolve sustainable development under the themes of the Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and an institutional framework for sustainable development. The experiences, insights and practical achievements of UNEP's Champions of the Earth can illuminate many of the transformational pathways that can make Rio+20 the success it needs to be."

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