UNEP / CHAMPIONS OF EARTH KOLESNIKOVA

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Environmental activist Maria Kolesnikova received the United Nations Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth award in the Entrepreneurial Vision category. UNEP

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DATELINE: 07 DECEMBER 2021, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN

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07 DECEMBER 2021, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN

1. Aerial shots, Bishkek, showing air pollution
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Kolesnikova, Director, Move Green:
“My name is Maria Kolesnikova, and I'm the head of Move Green environmental organisation in Kyrgyzstan.”
3. Aerial shot, Bishkek, showing air pollution
4. Various shots, traffic and pedestrians
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Kolesnikova, Director, Move Green:
“There are several sources of pollution in Kyrgyzstan, not only in Bishkek, but the problem is bad quality of air.”
6. Close up, Kolesnikova looking at power station
7. Wide shot, Kolesnikova walking with a power station behind
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Kolesnikova, Director, Move Green:
“Then we developed a mobile application so that everybody in the city could see what quality of air they breathe at the moment. So, the idea was to provide citizens with actual 24 hour data about air quality in the city.”
9. Wide shot, Kolesnikova with a power station behind
10. Wide shot, Kolesnikova walking in a city park
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Kolesnikova, Director, Move Green:
“Today, we do have more than 100 sensors, we do have a mobile application, and we are even establishing a regional platform with best experiences, how to solve the air pollution issue in our countries and in our cities.”
12. Various shots, Kolesnikova in park
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Kolesnikova, Director, Move Green:
“If you see that there is a problem, and you know that you can, you can contribute, then please do.Don't stop and don't be demotivated. Everything is possible."
14. Various shots, Kolesnikova in her office with data tool, mobile app and sensor
15. Zoom out, Maria Kolesnikova in a Bishkek park
16. Wide shot, busy street
17. Aerial shot, Bishkek park

STORYLINE:

Environmental activist Maria Kolesnikova received the United Nations Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth award in the Entrepreneurial Vision category.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) made its 2021 Champions of the Earth announcement on Tuesday (08 Dec). The Champions were chosen for their transformative impact on the environment and their leadership in advancing bold and decisive action on behalf of people and the planet.

Since its inception in 2005, the annual Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour, has been awarded to some of the world’s most dynamic environmental leaders. So far, it has been awarded to 101 laureates, including 25 world leaders, 62 individuals and 14 organizations. This year, UNEP received a record number of nominations from all over the world.

Kolesnikova of Kyrgyzstan is an environmental activist, youth advocate and head of MoveGreen, an organization working to monitor and improve air quality in Central Asia.

Under Kolesnikova, MoveGreen developed an app called AQ.kg, which collects data every 20 minutes from the two largest Kyrgyz cities, Bishkek and Osh, about the concentration of pollutants in the air, including PM2.5, and PM10 and nitrogen dioxide.
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