05 Sep '11, 7am

UNEP invites nominations from individuals making significant contributions to environmental protection #unepchampions

Nominations Open for 2012 Champions of the Earth Award 2012 Awards Come in Run Up to Rio+20 and UNEP's 40th Anniversary Celebrations Nominations are now open for the 2012 Champions of the Earth -- the United Nations' flagship environment award that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship and civil society action. Next year’s award ceremony comes in the run up to Rio+20 or two decades after the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 that established treaties on biodiversity, climate change and land desertification and set the course for contemporary sustainable development. It also comes 40 years after the Stockholm Conference that established the UN Environment Program (UNEP). The prize seeks to honor men and women whose actions and leadership have made a positive impact on the environment. Whether by helping to improve the manag...

Full article: http://unep.org/champions/

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