UN Environment Programmme (UNEP) Champions of the Earth Award 2023

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 69723

Opportunity Description

This year, UNEP seeks nominations of people, groups, and governments creating and implementing novel, sustainable solutions and policies to eradicate plastic pollution.

The year 2023 is crucial for ensuring that the world comes together to end the scourge of plastic pollution because it follows a historic UN Environment Assembly resolution in 2022 to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, with the ambition to complete the negotiations by the end of 2024. Cote d’Ivoire is hosting World Environment Day this year, and the “Beat Plastic Pollution” campaign will be a significant theme.

The triple global catastrophe of climate change, loss of natural habitat, pollution, and waste can be overcome. Every day, people worldwide come up with fresh ideas and solutions to support nature’s incredible ability for rejuvenation. The Champions of the Earth aid the assault. They serve as a reminder that attaining sustainable development depends on environmental sustainability. There have been 111 recipients of the prize since its creation in 2005, including 26 international leaders, 69 people, and 16 organizations.

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Brief Details


Four categories are used to reward people, groups, and organizations each year for their remarkable contributions to the preservation and rehabilitation of the environment:

  • Entrepreneurial vision
  • Science and innovation
  • Policy leadership
  • Inspiration and action


  • Everyone is welcome to submit nominations.
  • The four categories mentioned above are open for nominations of people, groups, and organizations that have made remarkable contributions to preserving and rehabilitating the environment.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria are:

  • Power of the story: How gripping and motivational is the nominee’s tale?
  • Novelty: Has the nominee accomplished or done anything novel and creative?
  • Impact: Have the nominee’s activities shown a strong potential for replication and scaling or produced substantial environmental gains?

How to Nominate?

For nomination, kindly click the nominate now button below.

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For more details about the UN Environment Programmme (UNEP) Champions of the Earth Award 2023, kindly refer to UNEP’s website.

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