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William E. Rees Blue Planet Prize Awarded In 2012

William E. Rees

William E. Rees

Award Name : Blue Planet Prize

Year of Award : 2012

Award for : Environment

Location : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


William Rees (born December 18, 1943), is a professor at the University of British Columbia and former director of the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at UBC.Rees has taught at the University of British Columbia since 1969-70. His primary interest is in public policy and planning relating to global environmental trends and the ecological conditions for sustainable socioeconomic development. He is the originator of the "ecological footprint" concept and co-developer of the method.He is one of two winners of the 2012 Blue Planet Prize by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, which is described as the “Nobel prize for the environmental sciences.”