Skip to content

Ignace Schops (2008) receives an honorary doctorate

June 14, 2011

2008 Goldman Prize winner Ignace Schops received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hasselt, Belgium, for international achievement for biodiversity and social entrepreneurship featured by cooperation and sustainable development.

Ignace had this to say about the honor: “The University of Hasselt gives honorary doctorates to people who achieved something with a broad impact and locally and globally. Giving a doctorate for ‘biodiversity’ is rather rare in Europe and supports the global intentions on biodiversity. The University highly appreciates the work of people who are trying to tackle the problem of the loss of biodiversity and support them in their journey working out solutions for a sustainable world.”

We love seeing our past Prize winners continue to accomplish their goals and receive honors. Congratulations, Ignace!

Related Posts

Prize Winners Today: Cambodian Elephant Conservation with Sereivathana Tuy


January 31, 2023 – By Ellen Lomonico

Uncle Elephant They call him “Uncle Elephant.” Determined, intelligent, and kind, Sereivathana Tuy (known as “Vathana”) is everything you’d want in an uncle. He’s an ex-park ranger, National Geographic Explorer, and, most importantly, a committed conservationist who has devoted his life to protecting elephants in Cambodia. We chatted with Vathana about winning the Goldman Prize…

Read more

The 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize is Monday, April 24


January 10, 2023

The Goldman Environmental Prize is excited to share that the 2023 Prize winners will be announced on Monday, April 24. The Prize winners will be celebrated at live ceremonies to coincide with Earth Day: at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, April 24, and at the Eisenhower Theater at the John…

Read more

Goldman Prize Executive Director Michael Sutton on Why We Should Support Grassroots Voices


January 3, 2023 – By Michael Sutton

Happy New Year! A new year brings fresh inspiration, motivation, and possibilities. It also provides an opportunity for reflection—on the previous year, its highs and lows, and what lessons it conveys to us for the future. This past year, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in nature on several occasions. Memorably, my son and…

Read more