The endangered snow leopard lives in the mountains of Central Asia, a habitat feeling the pressures of climate change, fragmentation, and human-wildlife conflict. Learn more about what UNEP is doing to protect the 'ghost of the mountains' and go to: www.vanishingtreasures.org
The Champions of the Earth Award recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship, and civil society action. The Award, which is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme, seeks to distinguish men and women whose actions and leadership have made a positive impact on the environment.
You want to change the world. We’re here to help. Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact.
Each year, six young people – one from each global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to help bring their big environmental ideas to life.
Will you be one of our winners? To find out what we’re looking for and how to apply, visit: unep.org/youngchampions
Strengthening the ability of individuals communities and nations to adapt to climate change, move towards low-carbon societies, improve understanding of climate science, and raising public awareness about the earth's changing climate.