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UNEP’s 2020 Young Champions of the Earth Award

The United Nations Environment Programme recently named seven dynamic Environmentalists as its Young Champions of the Earth. Prize winners The following seven people won the UNEP 2020 Young Championships of the Earth Award Nzambi Matee of Kenya. He is a material engineer and is receiving the award for producing low-cost construction materials from recycled plastic ..

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November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Every year, the International Day for Preventing the exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is marked on November 6. The resolution to celebrate the day was passed in 2001. Need According to the United Nations Environment Programme, a least 40% of internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources in ..

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UNEP launches “Green Nudges” programme for universities

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a new publication, “The Little Book of Green Nudges”. It aims to inspire up to 200 million students around the globe to adopt environmentally friendly habits and greener lifestyles. Key Facts It is UNEP’s first on behavioural science and nudge theory. Focuses on human actions and how to change them. ..

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May 9: World Migratory Bird Day

Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) marks the World Migratory Day on May 9. It is an annual campaign that creates awareness about the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats. This year the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Birds Connect our World The theme mainly focuses on ecological ..

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UNEP: Actress Dia Mirza’s term as Goodwill Ambassador extended

On May 7, 2020, the United Nations Environment Programme extended the term of actress Dia Mirza as the Goodwill ambassador of India till 2022. The actress is also United Nations Sustainability Development Goal Advocate. About Goodwill Ambassadors A Goodwill Ambassador in general is a person who supports global issue or specific cause. The United Nations ..

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