International Environmental Law Award
Every year CIEL’s International Environmental Law Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the effort to achieve solutions to environmental problems through international law and institutions.
The world is confronted by serious environmental problems that require international solutions. International environmental law has emerged as a rich and distinct field of public international law that now includes important principles of customary international law and more than one thousand international instruments, supported by bilateral, regional, and global institutions. The International Environmental Law Award recognizes outstanding achievement in shaping and using this diverse and dynamic field of law to benefit people and the planet.
- 2003 Louis B. Sohn
- 2004 Alexandre Charles Kiss
- 2005 Doctors Burhenne-Guilman and Burhenne
- 2006 Raúl Estrada-Oyuela
- 2007 Edith Brown Weiss (See Remarks by CIEL President Daniel Magraw, Jr.)
- 2008 Antonio A. Oposa Jr.
- 2009 CIEL Co-Founders & United Nations Environment Programme
- 2010 Donald Kaniaru
- 2012 Judge Christopher Weeramantry
- 2013 John E. Scanlon
- 2014 Professor Philip Allott
- 2016 Professor Dinah Shelton
Frederick Anderson Climate Change Award
The Frederick R. Anderson Award was created in 2010 to commemorate two decades of service by its namesake, the founding Chair of CIEL’s Board of Trustees. In recognition of Fred Anderson’s long commitment to the relationship between law and science, the Award honors those who have made a singular contribution to addressing climate change in a way that reflects both the demands of science and the vital necessity of law.