Young Champions of the Earth 2020 – UPSC Prelims

Young Champions of the Earth Award:
  • Introduced in 2017, 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.
  • Award is given by UNEP.
  • Each winner will receive:
    • USD 10,000 in seed funding,
    • Attendance at a high-level UN meeting,
    • An introduction to dignitaries at the Champions of the Earth award ceremony,
    • Publicity and recognition through interviews and online and global media.
2020 Awards:
  • A 29-year-old Indian entrepreneur Vidyut Mohan (Takachar) is among the seven winners of the 2020 Award.
  • Takachar enables farmers to prevent open burning of their waste farm residues and earn extra income by converting them into value-added chemicals.
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