The Champions of the Earth are environmental trail blazers. They are inspiring people who drive transformative change and push for solutions at scale. They show how deliberate action and commitment advances positive change for people and our planet.

The 2021 Champions of the Earth are part of a legacy of people whose effective action led to the environmental victories that have transformed our societies for the better.

Since its inception in 2005, the annual Champions of the Earth award has brought visibility and validation to some of the world’s most dynamic environmental leaders, from pioneering scientists and captains of industry to heads of state and community activists. The awards celebrate inspirational and motivational examples of the potential of individual and collective action to change the world.

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