IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
May 21st, 2008

IPS is delighted to announce that Tierramerica, the IPS Latin America specialized information service on environment and development is a joint winner of the Zayed Prize in the category of Environmental Action Leading to Positive Change in Society.

The Zayed Prize is the world’s most valuable environmental award, worth US$1 million, shared by awardees led this year by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland. In announcing the award, the organisers said that Tierramerica serves as a space for debate, drawing a wide range of social actors from Latin America and the world.

The Zayed Prize was established by H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in recognition of the philosophy, vision and achievements of former President, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The other winners this year are Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and former Director General of the World Health Organization, for the Zayed Prize for Global leadership in environment; Prof Jane Lubchenco, leader in environmental sciences from the U.S., and Prof V. Ramanathan, climatologist from India but working in San Diego, California, who won the Zayed Prize for Scientific/Technological Achievements; and, the Environment Development Action in the Third World (ENDA) in Senegal.

Tierramerica is produced by Inter Press Service (IPS), and sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and The World Bank (WB). The Tierramerica Administrative Board includes UNEP, UNDP, WB and IPS.

The multimedia presence of Tierramerica includes a weekly page published in a network of 20 newspapers and selected news broadcast by 400 radio stations in 10 countries throughout Latin America. Tierramerica news, reports and interviews are published weekly on its website in Spanish, English and Portuguese (

Previous Winners included:

Former US President Jimmy Carter
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
The World Commission on Dams
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Dr. Badria Al-Awadhi
Professor Mohammed El-Kassas
Professor Mostafa Tolba

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