Winners of the 2017 UNAA World Environment Day Climate Action Awards were announced on Wednesday June 7, at the inaugural Climate Collaboration Forum in Melbourne.
Every year since 2000, in honour of World Environment Day the United Nations Association of Australia has presented the World Environment Day Awards to individuals, organisations, schools, councils, businesses and media leading the way in environmental innovation Australia wide.
In response to the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the UNAA is promoting the development of a national, inclusive climate management framework.
To coincide with World Environment Day 2017, the UNAA held the inaugural Climate Collaboration forum – a full day event designed to provide representatives from all climate stakeholders with an opportunity to:
◊◊ Showcase what they are already doing to mitigate the effect of climate change and adapt to future change
◊◊ Have their leadership and innovation acknowledged through the presentation – over lunch – of the 2017 World Environment Day Awards which, in 2017, will all be linked to climate
◊◊ Take part in expert-led, small group workshops to discuss what collaboration is needed to ensure future, effective action on climate change.
The Awards were incorporated into the UNAA Climate Collaboration forum and included a new focus on climate management and action. The awards will highlight work being done by organisations and individuals that will enable Australia to adapt most effectively to expected changes in climate; mitigate the effects of such climate change and help move Australia to net zero emissions by the second half of this century.
View the winners media release here: 2017 World Environment Day Award Winners Media Release
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