Indian environment expert Ashok Khosla has been awarded the UAE's prestigious Zayed's international prize in environment with a prize money of US$300,000 for his Scientific and Technological achievement. Khosla, founder of the Development Alternatives Group, bagged the second category award at 6th edition of the prize, the prestigious international environmental award.
The award was given jointly to Dr Khosla and Malaysia's Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid, Co-Chair of the 2005 Millennium Eco.
The award aims to support and encourage environmental works of distinguished international individual and group initiatives which contribute in achieving sustainability of natural resources and energy, in addition to encouraging individuals and institutions all over the world to be distinguished in research and innovation. The Zayed Prize was established in 1999 by Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to acknowledge the environment.
Najib Saab, publisher of Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia & AFED’s secretary general, received the Zayed award in its last edition in 2011.