Zafer Kizilkaya from Turkey wins 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize for Asia region
The 34th edition of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize was announced recently, to honor one grassroot environmental activist from each of the world’s six geographic regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.
Region-wise winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2023
Islands and Island Nations – Delima Silalahi from Indonesia,
Africa – Chilekwa Mumba from Zambia,
South & Central America – Alessandra Korap Munduruku from Brazil,
North America – Diane Wilson from United States,
Europe – Tero Mustonen from Finland,
Asia – Zafer Kizilkaya from Turkey
The Goldman Environmental Prize is given annually by the Goldman Environmental Foundation headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The award is dubbed as the “Green Nobel Prize.
Asia region winner Paul is the co-founder of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), which was established in 2001, which supported Karen indigenous communities in establishing the Salween Peace Park in Myanmar and on the border of Thailand, to conserve the biodiversity.