2010 Prize winner Malgorzata Gorska and 1994 Prize winner Heffa Schucking were among the attendees of the UN Climate Talks (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland last month. The main objective on the conference was to set up a framework for a new climate treaty that will replace the Kyoto Protocol, which will expire in 2020.
2006 Goldman Prize winner Craig Williams has dedicated his life to the safe disposal of the United States’ chemical weapons stockpiles.
In November 2012, Russia passed a law requiring non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to register as foreign agents if they engage in political activity and receive financial support from foreign donors.
The term “foreign agent” raises concern for activist groups because of its negative Cold War connotations. Moreover, the law is seen by many in the international community as a way for the Russian government, under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, to further repress civil society groups.
“The New Environmentalists, from Chicago to the Karoo,” a short documentary film from Mill Valley Film Group featuring the 2013 Goldman Prize recipients, has been nominated for a CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival Award.
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