The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and LG Electronics (LGE), agreed to be partners in the recognition of outstanding global environmental leaders through UNEP‚Äôs Champions of the Earth Awards. Under the three-year partnership, LGE will contribute KRW 0.7 billion (approximately US $560,000) per year to support the Champions of the Earth. More than $200,000 in prize money will be awarded yearly to winners, starting in 2010, with the contribution from LGE.
Established in 2004, the Champions of the Earth is the flagship global award presented each year by UNEP to outstanding environmental leaders. This year, the award has been revamped to distinguish environmental heroes not just in the field of Policy Leadership, as was the case in the previous years, but also in the areas of Science and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Vision, and Inspiration and Action.
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