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UNEP Invites Nominations for 2014 Champions of the Earth Award
Climate Change Action in Focus as World Works towards New Climate Deal
Nairobi, 29 January 2014 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is inviting nominations for the 2014 Champions of the Earth Award, which honours visionaries whose actions and leadership have had a positive impact on the environment.

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European Environment Commissioner Receives Top UN Environment Award
Janez Potočnik Recognized for Efforts to Promote Resource Efficiency and Reduce Food Waste in European Union
New York / Nairobi, 18 September 2013 – European Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik has received the United Nations’ 2013 Champions of the Earth award.

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Brazil’s Environment Minister Receives UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award
Izabella Teixeira Recognized for Brazil’s Successful Efforts to Reverse Deforestation in the Amazon

Izabella Teixeira Recognized for Brazil’s Successful Efforts to Reverse Deforestation in the AmazonBrasília / Nairobi, 18 September 2013 – Brazil’s Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira has received the United Nations 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize – the UN system’s highest environmental accolade – is awarded to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a significant and positive impact on the environment.

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Scientist Behind Pioneering Black Carbon Research Receives UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award
Veerabhadran Ramanathan Leading Efforts to Phase Out Polluting Cookstoves in India
Nairobi, 18 September 2013 – An atmospheric scientist whose landmark research showed that cutting emissions of ‘black carbon’ or soot can significantly lessen the impacts of climate change, improve the health of millions of rural poor, and avoid crop losses, has received the 2013 Champions of the Earth award; the UN ’s highest environmental accolade.

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Brian McClendon, co-founder and VP of Google Earth Awarded Top UN Environment Prize for Mapping New Conservation Paths and Creating Livelihood Opportunities through the Green Economy
Indigenous Tribes from Sumatra and the Amazon to the Heart of Africa Use Google Earth Tools to Monitor Wildlife Crime, Keep Track of Illegal Logging and Trade in Carbon Credits
New York, 16 September 2013 – Brian McClendon, co-founder and VP of Google Earth  is to receive the United Nation’s highest environmental accolade...

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Jack Dangermond to Receive UN Top Environment Award for Pioneering Geo-spatial Technology for Conservation and Development
Nairobi, 18 September 2013 – An environmental scientist and entrepreneur who revolutionized the use of geo-spatial technology for conservation is to receive the 2013 Champions of the Earth Award, the UN’s highest environmental accolade.

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'Slow Food’ Founder to Receive UN Champion of the Earth Award Carlo Petrini Honoured for Efforts to Improve Sustainability of Global Food Supply and Tackle Food Waste
17 September 2013 – Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement, is to receive the United Nations 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize – the UN system’s highest environmental accolade...

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Mexican Environmental Pioneer Among Winners of 2013 UN ‘Champions of the Earth’ Award
Pati Ruiz Corzo Honoured for Empowering Poor Communities and Spearheading Green Economy
New York / Nairobi, 18 September 2013 – A grassroots environmental campaigner credited with securing the future of one of Mexico’s most critical ecosystems, and supporting the livelihoods of disadvantaged rural communities, has received a 2013 Champions of the Earth award; the UN system’s highest environmental accolade.

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Scientist Behind Pioneering Black Carbon Research Receives UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award Veerabhadran Ramanathan Leading Efforts to Phase Out Polluting Cookstoves in India
Nairobi, 13 September 2013 – An atmospheric scientist whose landmark research showed that cutting emissions of ‘black carbon’ or soot can significantly lessen the impacts of climate change, improve the health of millions of rural poor, and avoid crop losses, is to receive a 2013 Champions of the Earth award; the UN ’s highest environmental accolade.

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Brazil’s Environment Minister to Receive UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award
Izabella Teixeira Recognized for Brazil’s Successful Efforts to Reverse Deforestation in the Amazon
Brasília / Nairobi, 12 September 2013 – Brazil’s Minister of Environment Izabella Teixeira is to receive the United Nations 2013 Champions of the Earth award. The prize – the UN system’s highest environmental accolade – is awarded to leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a significant and positive impact on the environment.

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Mexican Environmental Pioneer Among Winners of 2013 UN ‘Champions of the Earth’ Award
Pati Ruiz Corzo Honoured for Empowering Poor Communities and Spearheading Green Economy
Mexico City / Nairobi, 11 September 2013 – A grassroots environmental campaigner credited with securing the future of one of Mexico’s most critical ecosystems, and supporting the livelihoods of disadvantaged rural communities, is to receive a 2013 Champions of the Earth award; the UN system’s highest environmental accolade.

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UNEP Champion Crosses United States in Solar Aircraft 
Team Led by Bertrand Piccard Highlighting Possibility of Clean Energy Future
Nairobi, May 22 2013 - A solar-powered aircraft piloted by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Champion of the Earth Dr. Bertrand Piccard and his colleague André Borschberg today embarked on the second leg of a coast-to-coast flight across the United States, aimed at highlighting the every growing possibility of a clean-energy future.

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Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN’s Flagship Environment Award
Beijing, April 15, 2013 – Guangdong Wealth Environmental Protection Co., Ltd today joined forces with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) as a strategic partner in Champions of Earth—the UN’s flagship environmental award given to those whose actions and leadership have had a positive impact on the environment.
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UN Announces Winners of Flagship Environment Award
Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Brazilian banker Fábio C. Barbosa and renewable energy entrepreneur Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber were among six winners of the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth 2012 award, given to those whose actions and leadership have had a positive impact on the environment.
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UN Announces Winners of Flagship Environment Award
Mexican President Felipe Calderon, global music legend Angélique Kidjo and adventurer Louis Palmer are among the five winners of the 2011 Champions of the Earth awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Tuesday.
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Search begins for the 2011 Champions of the Earth
Nominations are now officially open for the 2011 Champions of the Earth - the United Nations' flagship environmental award. The award seeks to recognise the achievements of inspirational leaders, thinkers and, most importantly, 'doers' who have shown determination and enduring commitment towards achieving a cleaner, greener and more prosperous future.
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Green Economy Takes Centre Stage at the 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards
The 2010 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations’ highest awards for environmental leadership, were announced today. The six winners, drawn from the worlds of government, science, business and entertainment, each exemplify how action, inspiration, personal commitment and creativity can catalyze a transition to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st-century Green Economy.
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Republic of Korea to Host Critical United Nations Green Business Summit and Environment Award
The Republic of Korea will host the Business for the Environment Summit (B4E) and Champions of the Earth Award in Seoul next year to coincide with Earth Day on 22 April, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly announced yesterday.
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UNEP, LG Electronics Agree to Partner on Champions of the Earth Awards
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and LG Electronics (LGE), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, agreed to be partners in the recognition of outstanding global environmental leaders through UNEP's Champions of the Earth Awards.
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UNEP Announces the 2009 Champions of the Earth
Six tireless innovators of positive environmental change and an inspirational anti-poverty organization from Africa were today named as the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) 2009 Champions of the Earth.
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Green Achievers from Bangladesh to New Zealand will be Honoured at International Award Ceremony in April in Singapore
The Champions of the Earth prize, which will be given out at a ceremony in Singapore on 22 April 2008, recognizes individuals from each region of the world who have shown extraordinary leadership on environmental issues.
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2007 UNEP Champions of the Earth Awards Make Big Splash at Gala Ceremony in Singapore
Inspirational Winners from Algeria, Brazil and Jordan to the Philippines, Sweden and the United States Lauded for "Extraordinary" Leadership in Environment and Sustainable Development.
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UNEP Announces Champions of the Earth 2006
Seven ‘green’ leaders are to be celebrated as the 2006 Champions of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Global ‘Green’ Leaders Honored at Environmental Gala in Singapore
Singapore/Nairobi, 21 April 2006 - Seven ‘green’ leaders, instrumental in bringing environmental issues to the forefront of political action, are today celebrated as the 2006 Champions of the Earth at a gala event hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and the Singapore Tourism Board.
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First-Ever UNEP ‘Champions of the Earth’ Presented to Seven Environmental Leaders
Two monarchs, government and religious leaders, as well as indigenous and youth group representatives were honoured this evening at UN Headquarters with the inaugural UNEP Champions of the Earth award.
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Brian McClendon, USA
Champion of the Earth 2013 - Entrepreneurial Vision

Technology has evolved so quickly and there's so much that can be changed by taking the power of computers and applying it to problems that have been vexing humanity forever.


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