2008 Laureates

AFRICA

Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha For her work on climate change and adaptation in northern and eastern Africa.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Dr. Atiq Rahman For his national and international experience in sustainable development, and environment and resource management. He is one of the leading specialists in the field.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video
EUROPE

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco For his remarkable commitment to sustainable development in Monaco. Under his leadership, Monaco is now applying an exemplary policy on CO2 reduction in every sphere of society as well as in the business sector.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

H. E. Liz Thompson
For her outstanding work at the national and international levels. She is one of the recogized leaders on environmental issues of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video
NORTH AMERICA

Timothy E. Wirth For his work as the head of the UN Foundation and Better World Fund, he established the environment as a priority and mobilized resources to address it.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video
WEST ASIA

H.E. Abdul-Qader Ba-Jammal For his environmental policies as Minister and then as Prime Minister in Yemen. He established its Ministry of Water and Environment and the Environment Protection Authority.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video
UNEP SPECIAL PRIZE

Rt. Hon. Helen Clark For her groundbreaking environmental strategies and her three initiatives - the emissions trading scheme, the energy strategy and the energy efficiency and conservation strategy – that put her country at the forefront of the environment challenge.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech | Video

Quotes

Pati Ruiz Corzo, Mexico
Champion of the Earth 2013 - Inspiration And Action

The problem was how to link the natural capital to the financial capital. How to recognize the services of this forest, of this jungle, of this biosphere reserve. To evaluate the bio capacity of the state - it has been our main concern.


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