Six Environmentalists that are Changing the World

Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30, who have outstanding potential, to create a positive environmental impact. In 2019, seven young people – selected from every global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners will receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to bring their big environmental ideas to life.

With applications open for the Young Champion of the Earth Prize United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is focusing on six environmentalists that are making a difference.

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Caribbean Strives to Protect Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

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Coral colony off the Rosario Islands, Colombia | Photo: EFE Coral colony off the Rosario Islands, Colombia | Photo: EFE

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is partnering with a number of governments as it strives to help boost the resilience of member states to climate change. 

The CARICOM region, with its 15 islands, is considered one of the world’s most important areas of biodiversity. The region is now moving fast towards the sustainable management of both marine areas and coastal resources.

A new partnership between CARICOM and the German government involves the protection of these precious resources from the impacts of climate change.

“Our story is about how we were able to set the boundaries in terms of the fisheries reserve. You realise now as ecotourism, as the product developed, we have more users of the area. We need to protect the reef. We need to protect the fisheries industry,” says Anthony Charles, representative of the Soufriere Marine Management Agency. That body is responsible…

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