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UN Environment Programme (UNEP): 2020 Champions of the Earth Award

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 13, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 19, 2020
UNEP and Champions of the Earth award logos
UNEP and Champions of the Earth award logos

The UN Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth award is the world’s flagship environmental honor.

Champions of the Earth are celebrated in 4 categories:
1. Policy leadership – individuals or organizations in the public sector leading global or national action for the environment. They shape dialogue, lead commitments and act for the good of the planet.
2. Inspiration and action – individuals or organizations taking bold steps to inspire positive change to protect the world. They lead by example, challenge behavior and inspire millions.
3. Entrepreneurial vision – individuals or organizations challenging the status quo to build a cleaner future. They build systems, create new technology and spearhead a groundbreaking vision.
4. Science and innovation – individuals or organizations who push the boundaries of technology for profound environmental benefit. They invent possibilities for a more sustainable world.

The nominations will remain open until 20th March 2020.

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The Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour, aiming to recognize the contribution of outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 13
Feb 13

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 14
Feb 14

Thanks, Ana!