2008 Laureates

Asia Pacific

Dr. Atiq Rahman

Dr. Atiq Rahman is an eloquent advocate for sustainable development from Bangladesh- a country highly vulnerable to climate change and flooding. As one of the top specialists in his field, the Executive Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) transformed the NGO into a leading think-tank in South Asia on sustainable development issues.

Dr. Rahman's extensive publications on the subjects of environment and development in Bangladesh are a reference for his peers, and he has also developed an innovative post-graduate course on sustainable development and North-South dialogue.

With his national and international experience in environment and resource management, Dr. Rahman's expertise remains vital throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond as he helps to raise awareness of the hazards of global warming.

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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