Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia: Co-Winner 1988
The Saudi Arabian towns of Jubail and Yanbu are believed to be among the most environmentally clean of any comparable urban concentrations in the world - testimony to the work from 1975 of the towns' Royal Commission, which became a blueprint for successful environmentally-conscious urban growth in the developing world.
As a result of the Commission's work, monitoring and analysis of air, land and sea takes place constantly in the two towns, located on opposite sides of the Arabian Peninsula. The UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize Selection Committee honoured the "excellent planning and implementation of environmentally-sound management of the two industrial complexes".
Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
C/o Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration
P. O. Box 1358
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: (966 2) 651 2312
Fax: (966 2) 651 1424