Blue Planet Prize Winners
The winners of 2008(17th)
Dr. Claude Lorius (France)
Born in 1932
Director Emeritus of Research, CNRS
Member of the French Academy of Sciences
For his contribution in disclosing past climate change based on polar ice sheet core analysis and in discovering the relation between climate change during glacial and interglacial periods and atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, indicating its current unprecedentedly high level and warning a consequent global warming
Professor José Goldemberg (Brazil)
Born in 1928
Professor, Institute of Electrotechnics and Energy, University of São Paulo
Former Rector, University of São Paulo
For making major contributions in formulating and implementing many policies associated with improvements on energy use and conservation, in devising a pioneering concept of "technological leapfrogging" for the developing countries for their sustainable development and in exhibiting strong leadership in preparation for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit
- Information on past Blue Planet Prize laureates corresponds to their titles and positions at the time Prize was awarded.
- Each year the prize winners give lectures at the "Blue Planet Prize Commemorative Lecture".
- Every five years, lectures together with essays are compiled and published in a periodical book titled "A Better Future for the Planet Earth".
- The video of the lectures are available only from 2009.