Young Champions of the Earth

Young Champions of the Earth
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Szilvia Szabó

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Managing editor, columnist, Business Spirit Platform and Profit with Purpose magazine
Young Champions of the Earth application is closing on 30th April

This competition organised by United Nations Environment Programme is open to environmental entrepreneurs between 18 and 30 years of age until 30 April 2020.

The global competition is one of the UN’s most prestigious prizes for young environmental entrepreneurs who have big ideas to solve the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Finalists drawn from every world region will be shortlisted and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas. A Global Jury will review the finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth.

The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth award ceremony.

Selection criteria

In the first stage of the selection process, all applications will be judged by United Nations experts according to the following criteria:

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  • The 3 Ps – The positive impact your big idea could have on the environment (planet), society (people) and its financial viability (prosperity).
  • The 3 Cs – Evidence that you are a curious, courageous and colourful individual. Demonstrated commitment – It is important that you have already attempted to implement your big idea for at least six months and can outline achievements and developments to date.
  • Endorsement – The strength of your referee’s recommendation.

“This programme can really open doors for you,” said Arpit Dhupar, 2018 winner for the Asia and the Pacific region, for his novel technique to control emissions from diesel generators. “If you’re young and you’re passionate about the project you’re working on, the Young Champions of the Earth programme can help you get there and spread your message to as many people as possible."

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. It celebrates young people who have a big idea to protect or restore the environment, a vision for a more sustainable future and a strong track record of instigating change.


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Szilvia Szabó

Szilvia Szabó Author

Columnist, Editor
Managing editor, columnist, Business Spirit Platform and Profit with Purpose magazine