Zhejiang wins UN's top environmental honor

By Ma Chi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-27 14:05
Delegates from China's Zhejiang province receive the Champions of the Earth Award in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly on Wednesday. [Photo by Hu Yuanyong/Asianewsphoto]

East China's Zhejiang province was recognized with a Champions of the Earth Award, the UN's highest environmental honor, on Wednesday.

Zhejiang's Green Rural Revival Program won in the Inspiration and Action category, one of five categories at the awards, "for the transformation of a once-heavily polluted area of rivers and streams", according to the website of the United Nations Environment Program.

"This exceptionally successful eco-restoration program shows the transformative power of economic and environmental development together," the website said.

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