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The Goldman Environmental Prize honors ordinary people who take extraordinary actions to protect our planet.

Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Each year, the Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to grassroots environmental champions from around the world.

Meet the Winners

33 Years of Impact


$28M

awarded in Prize funding

213

awards given to date

93

countries represented

95

female Prize winners

Our grantmaking, networking, communications, and security programs provide ongoing support to past and current Prize winners.

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Addressing the World’s Most Pressing Environmental Challenges


We recognize individuals who are fighting on the frontlines of the greatest environmental issues of our time. Prize winners protect endangered ecosystems and species, combat destructive industries and developments, promote sustainable and environmentally friendly policies, and push for environmental justice.

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Honoring grassroots heroes

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A Climate Crisis Fueled by Finance


June 28, 2022 – By Jacqueline Kehoe

In the effort to curb Earth’s rising temperatures, a lot of focus is rightly placed on combating the extraction and use of coal as a source of energy. Made almost entirely of carbon, coal is the dirtiest form of energy by far, producing carbon dioxide emissions at nearly double the rate of natural gas. Despite…

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Announcing the 2022 Grant Recipients


June 28, 2022

The Goldman Environmental Prize is thrilled to announce the 2022 grant recipients. Since its launch in 2015, the Goldman Prize Grantmaking program has supported past Prize winner organizations working to further grassroots environmental projects around the world. 2022 Goldman Prize Grant Recipients Listed in alphabetical order: BLOOM Association: Founded by Claire Nouvian (France, 2018) to…

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In Your Backyard: Urban Oil Extraction


June 13, 2022 – By Jacqueline Kehoe

For many Americans, oil drilling doesn’t feel like a hometown issue—it’s the concern of far-off places, from 2010’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “Urban oil extraction” can even sound like a myth. In reality, it’s happening in our own backyards. Once the first US oil well…

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