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.
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.
In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared his vision for making sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. He launched Sustainable Energy for All as a global initiative that would mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives: ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. WE HAVE THE POWER efficient, renewable, affordable - UNEP - Magnum Photos Exhibition shows how we can make a difference, enlightening lives, enriching economies and promoting environmental well-being.