In 1989, Julia Hailes and I were elected to the UN Global 500 Roll of Honour, awarded for extraordinary environmental achievements – the highlight of which was meeting so many others around the world who had been spotlighted in the same way. Now, against a tight deadline, nominations are being invited for the successor scheme, Champions of the Earth. Any ideas?
UNEP Champions of the Earth Award honors those who, through their visionary thinking, unwavering dedication and committed action, promote the sustainable use of the planet’s resources towards global green growth. (It’s interesting that when Julia and I founded SustainAbility in 1987, with early inputs from Tom Burke, our tag-line was ‘The Green Growth Company’, building on the work I had done for an early book called The Green Capitalists.
UNEP will select a laureate for each of the following categories: Policy Leadership, Science & Innovation, Entrepreneurial Vision, and Inspiration & Action. Each laureate will receive a $40,000 prize and a specially designed trophy at an Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held on 22 April, 2010 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Nominations will be accepted until 31 October. For more information, please visit www.unep.org/champions.