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2012 (21st) Blue Planet Prize Winners

The winners of 2012(21st)

Professor William E. Rees
Professor William E. Rees
Canada
Dr. Mathis Wackernagel
Dr. Mathis Wackernagel
Switzerland
Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy
Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy
USA

Professor William E. Rees (Canada)

Born in 1943
Professor, University of British Columbia, FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada)

Dr. Mathis Wackernagel (Switzerland)

Born in 1962
President, Global Footprint Network

Developing and advancing the Ecological Footprint, a comprehensive accounting system for comparing human demand on ecosystems to ecosystems' capacity to self-renew. Their approach measures human carrying capacity and helps assess the risks of overconsumption to planetary stability.

Professor William E. Rees
Professor William E. Rees
Dr. Mathis Wackernagel
Dr. Mathis Wackernagel
Lecture record of Prof. Rees

Lecture record of Prof. Rees

Slides of Prof. Rees

Slides of Prof. Rees

youtubeLecture of Prof. Rees Carrying Capacity, Globalization and the Unsustainable Entanglement of Nations

Lecture of Prof. Rees Carrying Capacity, Globalization and the Unsustainable Entanglement of Nations

Slides of Dr. Wackernagel

Slides of Dr. Wackernagel

youtubeLecture of Dr. Wackernagel Reconstructing the Premise: Entering the Global Auction

Lecture of Dr. Wackernagel Reconstructing the Premise: Entering the Global Auction

Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy (USA)

Born in 1941
Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

Becoming the first person to clarify human caused habitat fragmentation damaged biodiversity and gave rise to environmental crisis. Since then, he has been influencing the world for environmental conservation.

Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy(USA)
Periodical Book

Periodical Book

Slides

Slides

youtubeLecture A Wild Solution for Climate Change

Lecture A Wild Solution for Climate Change

  • 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.

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