Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 who have the potential to create a positive environmental impact.
According to UN Environment, global warming is forcing our societies, our economies, and our world to change. Our ways of doing business; careers and job opportunities need to change too.
In 2019, seven young people – selected from every global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to bring their big environmental ideas to life.
UN Environment is looking for the artists, scientists, economists, communicators, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life with ideas for the environment, for humanity, and for a greener future.
Following an open call for applications, UN experts will short-list World Finalists from every region. A Global Jury will then select the seven 2019 winners.
Each winner will be expected to implement their big idea by producing videos and blogs. In parallel, up to 50 of the most promising applicants will be granted privileged access to an expert community of Covestro mentors.
They will offer insights on topics ranging from communications and business development to project planning and financial management. Click here for details.