Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | April 24th, 2018
UN Environment has recently teamed up with Weibo–one of the largest social media platforms in China–to launch its new initiative, “Young Champions of Earth, China.” The program aims to encourage innovative thinking related to the environment by accepting proposals on solutions for environmental issues and screening through to find five or six to financially support. The winners will be sent to a ceremony in Beijing, where a ingle winner will be selected to represent China at the Global Ceremony in September of 2018, joined by other global winners.
China has showed some of the most exponential growth in its attempts to improve its own environment, launching a three-year plan in March to continue reducing air pollution and reliance on coal and fossil fuels. The country even unveiled an experimental air-purifying tower on the outskirts of Xian to help reduce PM2 (airborne pollutant) particles. Still, the country is one of the most polluted in the world, and a continued effort to fight for a cleaner, safer environment is vital.
UN Environment works to set “a global environmental agenda“, launching programs and spearheading campaigns to creativity get others involved with their efforts.