Common Dreams: UNEP Names Seven “Champions of the Earth”

From the Common Dreams:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named seven leaders in the field of the environment as Champions of the Earth for “setting an example for the world to follow.”

The awards – for outstanding environmental achievers and leaders from each region of the world – will be presented on Tuesday 19 April at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to:

The King and people of Bhutan;

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (posthumously);

President Thabo Mbeki and the people of South Africa;

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew;

Julia Carabias Lillo, former environment minister of Mexico;

Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada, President of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference; and

Zhou Qiang and the All-China Youth Federation.

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