AUEB graduate, Lefteris Arapakis, was named by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a “Young Champion of the Earth“

Lefteris Arapakis​, AUEB graduate, representing Europe, is one of seven young scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and activists from across the globe named by UNEP as its 2020 Young Champions of the Earth. With solutions to harvest water from the air, recycle plastic into paving slabs, and motivate fishers to haul tonnes of plastic out of the ocean, these changemakers show how innovative ideas coupled with ambitious action can help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

On this news, the Rector of AUEB Professor Dimitris Bourantonis states: "We are proud of our graduate, in whose face we see the strength of the new generation that fights methodically and with determination for a better tomorrow."


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Last updated: 16 December 2020