Sir David Attenborough, a biologist, natural historian, and broadcaster, has been honored by the United Nations Environment Programme with the “Champions of the Earth” Lifetime Achievement Award (UNEP). Individuals, groups, and institutions who have made an impact in environmental activism are presented with the Prize, which is the UN’s highest environmental distinction. Attenborough received the prize for his “dedication to study, documentation, and advocacy for the conservation of nature and its restoration,” which includes the BBC’s Green Planet, A Perfect Planet, and Apple TV’s forthcoming Prehistoric Planet.
In the 1950s, Attenborough began his career as a natural historian and broadcaster. He has grown considerably more active in recent years in advocating for immediate action on the environment and the climate problem, describing it as “our biggest peril in thousands of years” in a UN speech. According to Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director, Attenborough has dedicated his life to chronicling and disseminating the love story between humanity and the environment.
“It’s because millions of us fell in love with the Earth he showed us on television that we have a chance of preventing climate and biodiversity breakdowns and cleaning up contaminated ecosystems.” “Sir David’s efforts will continue to encourage people of all ages to care for the environment and become part of the restorative generation.”
In accepting the prize, Attenborough stated that if the world is to avoid a global catastrophe, everyone must work together. “The entire globe must come together. These issues cannot be fixed by a single country, no matter how large that country is “In a statement obtained by the BBC, he stated. “We know what the issues are and how to address them. All we need now is a concerted effort.”
“Whales were on the verge of extinction in the globe fifty years ago. Then people banded together, and now the sea is home to more whales than any living human has ever seen.” “We can overcome these problems if we work together.” The coveted prize honors the 95-year-dedication old’s to sharing stories about nature and climate change.
Sir David accepted the medal and stated that the world must act immediately to safeguard nature and the earth. The Green Planet and A Plastic Ocean are two of his well-known documentaries. Environmental success stories, according to Sir David, should offer us faith that change is possible. “Whales were on the verge of extinction in the globe fifty years ago. Then people banded together, and now the sea is home to more whales than any living human has ever seen “He made the suggestion.