Prof. Mohan Munasinghe wins Blue Planet Prize | Daily News

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe wins Blue Planet Prize

The Blue Planet Prize, sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan, the top global award for environmental sustainability and equivalent to a Nobel prize for environment, was presented to Deshamanya Prof. Mohan Munasinghe,  for having continuously contributed to improving the global environment, and making the world a better place for us all.

The award recognizes Prof. Munasinghe’s deep research on environment and sustainability through his pioneering ideas like the Sustainomics framework, sustainable development triangle, Millennium Consumption Goals (MCG) and Balanced Inclusive Green Growth (BIGG) path, which have been applied globally. His work has contributed to key international agreements like the 1992 Agenda 21 & UNFCCC, 1997 Kyoto Protocol, 2005 Copenhagen Accord, 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and UN 2030 Agenda & Sustainable Development Goals. Prof. Munasinghe, was Vice Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Professor Munasinghe is Chairman of the non-profit Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), a UN recognized centre of excellence working globally on all aspects of sustainable development, as well as the MIND Group in Colombo. He is Chairman of the President’s Expert Committee on Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030 Vision and Distinguished Guest Professor at Peking University, China.

 

 


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