Zayed International Prize for the Environment

Zayed International Foundation for the Environment

Zayed International Prize for the Environment (Zayed Prize) the world’s most valuable environmental award, worth US$1 million was established in 1999 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to recognize and promote major pioneering contributions in the field of Environment and Sustainable Development, in line with the development philosophy and vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the father and former President of the United Arab Emirates, who spared no effort or resources to preserve and develop the environment for future generations in his country, in the region and worldwide and who advocated and adopted the concept of what is known today as “Sustainable Development” for the last five decades. Zayed Prize also supports and contributes to the global initiatives such as the Agenda 21, the Millennium Development Goals, and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation for Sustainable Development. Through the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Zayed Prize has consultative status with the UN (2004).

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