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IPEN co-chair and former WECF International Advisory Board Member Olga Speranskaya officially announced as one of the Champions of the Earth Award 2011!

Today is a good day for IPEN and EcoAccord, as IPEN Co-Chair, Olga Speranskaya was officially announced as one of the Champions of the Earth Award 2011!

11.05.2011 |IPEN news

Former WECF International Advisory Board Member Olga Speranskay was elected Champion of the Earth this week. Olga presented her first projects on POPs chemicals in the year 2000 at a WECF conference in the Hague

Below is Olgaís acceptance speech then press conference speech, where she did nothing short of elevating the work all IPEN members do to fight for a toxics-free future.

Olga delivered this speech tonight in New York City as ministers and heads of state from across the globe are convening in New York to discuss the environment and sustainable development, and potential action for Rio +20. While the other four 2011 Champions/award winners (including the President of Mexico) were acknowledged for their work on climate change, Olga was the sole Champion recognized for achievements related to toxics and chemicals.

Group Photo: F. Calderon (Mexico, President), A. Stiener (UNEP, ED) O. Speranskaya (IPEN, CoChair)
See Olga and the other 2011 Champions bios and acceptances speeches at the UNEP website.

The UNEP Press Release can be read here.

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