United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named Sir David Attenborough, English natural history broadcaster and naturalist, as the recipient of the Champions of the Earth Award 2021 under the Lifetime Achievement category. This award is given to him for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy for the protection of nature and its restoration.
Sir David Attenborough is well known for his innovative educational television programs, especially the nine-part Life series forming the Life collection. His well-known documentaries include The Green Planet and A Plastic Ocean. He was knighted twice by Queen Elizabeth II in 1985 and again in 2020. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and 8 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
Other Winners of 2021 Champions of the Earth Awards:
|Policy Leadership||Mia Mottley
(Prime Minister, Barbados)
|Inspiration And Action||Sea Women of Melanesia||Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands|
|Science And Innovation||Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)
|Enterpreneurial Vision||Maria Kolesnikova||Kyrgyz Republic|
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- United Nations Environment Programme Founded: 1972;
- United Nations Environment Programme Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya;
- United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director: Inger Andersen (Denmark).