2007 Laureates

AFRICA

His Excellency Mr. Cherif Rahmani for advancing environmental law in Algeria and for addressing the issue of desertification.

Biography | Acceptance Speech
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Elisea 'Bebet' Gillera Gozun for pushing forward the environmental agenda in her native Philippines by winning the trust of business leaders, non-governmental organizations and political decision-makers alike.

Biography| Acceptance Speech
EUROPE

Viveka Bohn of Sweden for playing a prominent role in multilateral negotiations and her leadership in global efforts to ensure chemical safety.

Biography| Acceptance Speech
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Her Excellency Ms. Marina Silva of Brazil for her tireless fight to protect the Amazon rainforest while taking into account the perspectives of people who use the resources in their daily lives.


Biography | Acceptance Speech
NORTH AMERICA

Al Gore of the United States for making environmental protection a pillar of his public service and for educating the world on the dangers posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Biography| Acceptance Speech
WEST ASIA

His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan for his belief in transboundary collaboration to protect the environment and for addressing environmental issues in a holistic manner.

Biography| Acceptance Speech
UNEP SPECIAL PRIZE
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Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for advancing the sport and environment agenda by providing greater resources to sustainable development and for introducing stringent environmental requirements for cities bidding to host Olympic Games.

Biography | Acceptance Speech

Quotes

Janez Potocnik, Slovenia
Champion of the Earth 2013 - Policy Leadership

Unless we change the way we produce and consume we will face a crisis in our natural resources. It is crucial that we make the necessary changes now rather than when we hit environmental tipping points.


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