A recent article entitled “Strategies and Tactics for Managing Environmental Conflicts: Insights from Goldman Prize Recipients,” was recently published in the Journal of Natural Resource Policy Research.
The article breaks down the work of the Goldman Prize recipients into six broad strategy categories: organizational creation and engagement; law and policy; education, training and awareness-building; changing incentives; civil disobedience; and research and technology.
Congratulations to the Gwich’in Steering Committee and 2002 Goldman Prize winners Sarah James, Norma Kassi and the late Jonathon Solomon, who are celebrating 25 years of protecting the Arctic’s natural beauty and defending indigenous rights.
The summer blockbuster season may be coming to a close, but the autumn film festival season is just getting started. Get ready to be inspired and check out the documentary film The New Environmentalists - from Chicago to The Karoo, featuring the 2013 Goldman Prize recipients at a film fest near you.
For nearly a decade Shell has been trying to build an oil pipeline through the heart of Rossport, Ireland, which would cut through private property, jeopardize the area’s delicate bog ecosystem and threaten both the safety of Rossport’s citizens and the local farmers’ way of life.
In 2005, Stephanie Roth was awarded the Goldman Prize for leading an international campaign to stop construction of Europe's largest open cast gold mine near the historic Romanian town of Rosia Montana.
Thanks to her efforts, the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) withdrew support and the European Union expressed concern over the mining project.
Widespread public opposition led the Romania government to block the Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources from going forward with the project.
Continuing efforts to support past Goldman Prize winners under duress, Douglas E. Goldman, President of the Goldman Environmental Foundation, recently sent a letter to the President of South Korea asking her to release 1995 Goldman Prize recipient Choi Yul from prison.
1999 Goldman Prize recipient Jorge Varela recently announced that he is coming out of retirement to head up Honduras’ Association of Fisherfolk of the Gulf of Fonseca (APAGOLF) as executive director.
Jorge Varela was awarded the Goldman Prize in 1999 for his marine conservation work in Honduras, particularly his efforts to protect the ecological diversity of the Gulf of Fonseca from the unsustainable practices of industrial shrimp farming.