On 7 October at the Grimaldi Forum, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco gave out the following Prizes:
2011 Climate Change Prize
David Suzuki, PhD (Canada), co-founder and chairman of the David Suzuki Foundation, is a famous scientist and environmentalist. This world-renowned geneticist has received many awards for his research. His career as a creator, broadcaster and director of many prizewinning science documentaries has earned him constant praise for thirty years.
2011 Biodiversity Prize
Gretchen Daily (United States), PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, shares her time between scientific research, teaching, public education and work with leaders from all areas to further the advance of practical approaches in the face of environmental challenges. Her scientific research focuses on the future dynamics of biodiversity change. Professor Daily chairs the Natural Capital Project which aims to support economic motivation to promote conservation. The project is developed on different sites all over the world where biodiversity is under threat (China, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Tanzania and the United States).
2011 Water Management Prize
András Szöllösi-Nagy (Hungary), Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, has made major contributions to reforming multidisciplinary teaching on water resources for the benefit of developing countries. In the past 17 years as Chairman of the World Water Council, he has greatly helped draw attention to water-related issues all over the world and raise awareness with the general public and policymakers alike.
Since 2008, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Awards have rewarded personalities displaying extraordinary commitment to preserving our Planet.