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Five environmental leaders from the worlds of government, business, research and grassroots activism on Sunday received the UN's highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award, at a ceremony marking the close of the Sustainable Development Goals summit.

The annual prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment.

Read the article on UNEP's site.

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