The United Nations host the United Nations Energy Award to support capacity-building activities every year. This year is the third year, the winner of the individual or institution will receive a $one million bonus. The event is to encourage leadership and creativity in sustainable energy and sustainable development.
This is the first United Nations Energy prize for the people, and a $one million grand prize for the United nations. This is a private foundation registered in Hongkong, the United Nations support.
This year’s theme is “poverty eradication of sustainable energy and the promotion of world prosperity.” This year’s theme reflects the spirit of sustainable development, including industrialization, education, health and climate change, etc. Play a key role in eliminating poverty. This kind of activity can make everyone in the world to take action, benefit by mutual discussion and bear responsibility.
Can the establishment of Energy Awards really achieve sustainable development？
A professor named Xianhua Lee work at biotechnology college of Nanjing university, he says,”The first two years of the campaign has been get good results, one of them was a panel of experts，the other is to choose the champion from the candidate list， and then share with each country on the world. This activities ensure that everyone is involved in helping to address the economic, environmental and social sustainability issues that really contribute to the sustainable development of the planet.”