Dr. James Hansen ( U.S.A )
Having predicted global warming in the early stage and warned that it would very probably cause destructive results for life on Earth, he called on the governments and the public to take immediate action to reduce and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Dr. Robert Watson ( U.K. )
Having organized the famous scientific project to derive scientific evidence of the depletion of the Ozone Layer, he eventually endorsed the Montreal Protocol. Later as Chair of IPCC, he played a significant role in coordinating and bridging science and policy for protecting the world environment.
This year marks the 19th awarding of the Blue Planet Prize, the international environmental award sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation, chaired by Tetsuji Tanaka. Two Blue Planet Prizes are awarded to individuals or organizations each year that make outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application, and in so doing help to solve global environmental problems. The Board of Directors and Councillors selected the following recipients for this year.
The Building Green Learning Institute is part of UNCF's Building Green at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) initiative. Workshops focusing on financing green building, energy efficiency and retrofits, renewable energy technologies, and historic preservation and sustainability are planned.