Become a Young Champion of the Earth (Win $15,000 seed fund)



If you have a bright vision for the future of our planet, you can become a Young Champion of the Earth! 

Global warming is forcing our societies, our economies and our world to change. Our ways of doing business, our careers and our job opportunities need to change, too. With this change comes an unprecedented opportunity for brave entrepreneurs and trendsetting role models to take action, to carve their place in a new and greener economy, to pioneer revolutionary technology and radical innovations, and to lead a new wave of green careers.

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. 


Each winner will receive: 

  • US$15,000 in seed funding
  • US$9,000 to communicate and capture your idea and document and broadcast the stories of hope and change that you’re catalyzing on the ground 
  • 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
  • Access to a community of experts offering insights and mentoring
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial training program


  • An individual between the age of 18 to 30 years 
  • Individuals who have the potential to create a positive environmental impact

In 2020, seven Young Champions of the Earth will be selected from each global region: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia and two from Asia and the Pacific

Apply Here

Deadline: April 10, 2020
For more information visit, Young Champions of the Earth 2020