Medha Patkar visiting the Mumbai slums in 2015. Credit: Right Livelihood Foundation

Indian Right Livelihood Award Laureate Medha Patkar on hunger strike – demands justice for people impacted by the Sardar Sarovar dam  media 30/08/2019

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Mohamed Idris has Passed Away media 20/05/2019

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2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced media 24/09/2018

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Celebrate World Day of Social Justice by proposing an exemplary change maker for the 2018 Right Livelihood Award media 20/02/2018

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2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Create Real Change for Millions of People media 01/12/2017

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Robert Bilott laureates 26/09/2017


Released from Jail, ‘Alternative Nobel’ Medha Patkar Still Faces Charges of Kidnapping in India’s Dam Protest media 25/08/2017


The World Loses Climate and Nuclear Disarmament Champion Tony de Brum media 22/08/2017

A visit to the Mumbai slums; Medha Patkar

‘Alternative Nobel’ Laureate Begins Hunger Strike Against India’s Mega Dam Evictions media 27/07/2017


‘Alternative Nobel’ and World Future Council Mourn Egypt’s Sustainable Development Trailblazer post 15/06/2017

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Investigate UK’s Criminal Conspiracy to Commit War Crimes, Demand ‘Alternative Nobel’ Laureates media 05/12/2016


Tackling Zika, Naturally media 22/07/2016

The Chernobyl Secret Protocols: Lies in the Aftermath of Disaster media 26/04/2016

Laureates petition against impunity following the murder of activist Berta Caceres media 09/03/2016

Laureate Leads Historic Nuclear Disarmament Hearings at ICJ media 07/03/2016

Alternative Nobel Laureates Pool Expertise to Make Nepal Green media 22/02/2016

One Month Left Until 1 March Nomination Deadline media 02/02/2016

Laureates Hail Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change media 16/12/2015

Award Ceremony: 2015 Laureates call for climate leadership and putting an end to war and discrimination media 30/11/2015

Media opportunity: Austrian pop artist and worldwide LGBTI icon Conchita Wurst will meet with 2015 Laureate Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera in Stockholm media 23/11/2015

RLA 2015 Laureates announced media 01/10/2015

Upcoming announcement of the 2015 Laureates media 10/09/2015


Tony de Brum & the People of the Marshall Islands laureates 23/08/2015


Sheila Watt-Cloutier laureates

Los gobernantes hacen cada d’a menos caso a las demandas de los ciudadanos media 14/07/2015

Interview with Leonardo Boff about the Papal Encyclical on climate change media 23/06/2015

LUCSUS report on global health and climate change published media 19/05/2015

Parliament seminars in Stockholm media 18/05/2015

Laureates decry Golden Rice and GM Bananas as “false miracles” media 07/04/2015

The Guardian launches new series on climate change media 16/03/2015

Right Livelihood Laureates petition the Federal Government of Nigeria over Ogoni environment clean-up media 11/03/2015

Regional Conference close in Mumbai media 07/03/2015

McKibben to hold second Right Livelihood lecture at Santa Cruz media 24/02/2015

Regional Conference in Mumbai Announced media 17/02/2015

International Energy Advisory Council launched media 26/01/2015

Founder of Lokayan (RLA 1985) dies at age 86 media 21/01/2015

RLA Laureates on the UN climate talks in Lima media 17/12/2014

The impact of the 2014 Right Livelihood Awards media 28/11/2014

Laureates’ reactions to Right Livelihood Awards: “We have something to protect” media 25/09/2014

2014 Laureates announced media 24/09/2014

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Bill McKibben / 350.org laureates 23/08/2014

Right Livelihood Award Foundation releases new documentary about Nnimmo Bassey media 15/08/2014

Three RLA Laureates ask Pope Francis to take a stance against GMOs media 13/08/2014

US icon and first Right Livelihood Award Recipient Stephen Gaskin passes away media 02/07/2014

Global experts call on Nigerian and Congolese governments to clean up oil spills and cancel exploration permits in Virunga National Park media 26/06/2014

Global experts call on African Union Governments to implement Ecological Organic Agriculture in Africa media

Father Gerard Pantin (Founder of SERVOL) passes away media 24/06/2014

Zurich to become a blue community media 13/06/2014

Juan Pablo Orrego fosters environmental victory in Chile media 11/06/2014

Regional Conference Egypt media 02/06/2014

First Right Livelihood Lecture at RLC Santa Cruz campus media 24/04/2014

Paul Walker at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony honouring OPCW media 11/12/2013

Award Ceremony media 02/12/2013

Right Livelihood College extends its reach to Nigeria and North America media 22/11/2013

Upcoming: Award ceremony and programme media 21/11/2013

Right Livelihood Laureates and members of World Future Council demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists media 10/11/2013

Right Livelihood Laureates and members World Future Council demand immediate release of Greenpeace activits media 08/11/2013

Vandana Shiva supports protests against Monsanto media 30/10/2013

OPCW “great choice” for Nobel Peace Prize media 11/10/2013

Right Livelihood College Campus debuts in Nigeria media 08/10/2013

Announcement Laureates 2013 media 26/09/2013

32 Laureates sign petition against Brazilian – Japanese nuclear agreement media 12/09/2013

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Hans Herren / Biovision Foundation laureates 23/08/2013

Laureates condemn nuclear power expansion plans media 16/07/2013

Global coalition warns against nuclear power expansion plans media

Mycle Schneider presents World Nuclear Industry Status Report media 11/07/2013

India rejects Monsanto’s plant patent media 06/07/2013

Regional Conference of Latin American Laureates media 01/07/2013

Global shock over World Food Prize to GMO executives media 27/06/2013

World Food Prize Statement media

Regional Conference of Latin American Laureates in Bogota media 26/06/2013

Nuclear report incites wake up call in Korea Times media 24/06/2013

Ecuador rejected ASO’s offer to co-host the 2014 Dakar Rally media 20/05/2013

100 years Robert Jungk media 03/05/2013

Laureates sign petition directed to government of Peru media 24/04/2013

Reports from 3rd and 4th day of solidarity visit in Brazil media 05/04/2013

Reports from solidarity visit in Brazil media 03/04/2013

Two Laureates speak out against nuclear reactor in Northern Argentina media 17/03/2013

Two Laureates speak out against nuclear reactor in Northern Argentina media 13/03/2013

Success for Survival International as gas giant backtracks media 15/02/2013

Dutch Court Ruling Against Shell media 31/01/2013

Calls for investigation of Dakar Rally media 25/01/2013

Laureates’ statements and use of prize money media 06/12/2012

Karaca’s court trial media 20/11/2012

Turkish Laureate freed media

Turkish Laureate on Trial media 14/11/2012

Medha Patkar arrested media 06/11/2012

Calling for Medha Patkar to be freed media

Announcement of the 2012 Laureates media 27/09/2012

Upcoming Award Announcement media 18/09/2012

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Hayrettin Karaca laureates 23/08/2012

Chico Whitaker warns of ‘nuclear two class society’ media 17/08/2012

Chico Whitaker warning media 16/08/2012

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2012 published media 10/07/2012

Right Livelihood Award Laureates against Angra 3 media 13/03/2012

Don’t invest in dirty oil media

GRAIN releases new data on land grabbing media 24/02/2012

GRAIN recommends report on landgrabbing & water media 16/02/2012

Angra 3 media 09/02/2012

Irregularities in HidroAysŽn approval media 23/01/2012

Huang Ming interviewed media 07/12/2011

Award Announcement media 29/09/2011

Recipients in Stockholm media

Wangari Maathai passes away media 26/09/2011

Wangar Maathai passes away media

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Huang Ming laureates 23/08/2011

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GRAIN laureates

RLA signed open letter on Geoengineering media 15/06/2011

Governments in favour of huge dams media 12/05/2011

The foreseeability of nuclear disasters media 10/05/2011

Stop the Patagonian Megadams media 06/05/2011

25th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster media 26/04/2011

Mother Earth Day media 22/04/2011

Mycle Schneider on energy and political power media 18/04/2011

Workshop scholarship for RLC event available media 13/04/2011

Joint Statement on Japanese Nuclear Disaster media 29/03/2011

Belo Monte – The dialogue that never happened media

World Water Day media 22/03/2011

Laureates Reaction to Japan Catastrophe media 21/03/2011

Open letter from Judge Weeramantry media 17/03/2011

Laureate organisation press conference media 13/03/2011

Nuclear accident in Japan media 12/03/2011

Laureate organisation ‘deeply concerned’ media

Chilean government defered to US demands media 09/03/2011

Controversial Belo Monte Dam construction started media 28/01/2011

Shell hearing in Dutch Parliament media 27/01/2011

Right to water – victory in court media

Frances Moore LappŽé receives Prize media 20/01/2011

Amory Lovins receives runner-up Zayed Prize media 19/01/2011

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria, RLA 2010) detained and later released media 20/12/2010

COP16 to kick off in Cancun today media 30/11/2010

Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa media 10/11/2010

Vandana Shiva on Geoengineering media 02/11/2010

Moratorium on Geoengineering Experiments media 29/10/2010

Pat Mooney (Canada, RLA 1985) on geo-engineering media 22/10/2010

Hermann Scheer 1944-2010 media 15/10/2010

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Nnimmo Bassey laureates 23/08/2010

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Erwin Kräutler laureates

Amory Lovins (USA, RLA 1983) media 04/06/2010

Wangari Maathai (Kenya, RLA 1984) media 20/05/2010

A note from the Climate Peoples’ Summit by Pat Mooney media 26/04/2010

Maude Barlow (Canada, RLA 2005) media 21/04/2010

People’s climate summit in Bolivia media 20/04/2010

Pat Mooney (Canada, RLA 1985) media 12/04/2010

Hermann Scheer (Germany, RLA 1999) media 18/03/2010

Cary Fowler (Norway, RLA 1985) media 11/03/2010

Survival International (RLA 1989) media 23/11/2009

Maude Barlow (Canada, RLA 2005) media 12/11/2009

David Suzuki (Canada, RLA 2009) media 04/11/2009

The Chipko Movement (India, RLA 1987) media 03/11/2009

Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan (India) media 30/10/2009

Narmada Bachao Andolan (India, RLA 1991) media 29/10/2009

Mycle Schneider (France, RLA 1997) media 27/08/2009

Edward Goldsmith (UK, RLA 1991) media 26/08/2009

Martin Green (Australia, RLA 2002) media 25/08/2009

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David Suzuki laureates 23/08/2009

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René Ngongo laureates

Raul Montenegro (Argentina, RLA 2004) media 22/07/2009

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Percy and Louise Schmeiser laureates 23/08/2007

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Grameen Shakti laureates

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Christopher Weeramantry laureates

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Francisco Toledo laureates 23/08/2005

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Maude Barlow laureates

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Tony Clarke laureates

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Roy Sesana / First People of the Kalahari laureates

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Bianca Jagger laureates 23/08/2004

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Raúl Montenegro laureates

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Nicanor Perlas laureates 23/08/2003

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Martin Green laureates 23/08/2002

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Leonardo Boff laureates 23/08/2001


Tewolde Berhan laureates 23/08/2000


Birsel Lemke laureates


Wes Jackson / The Land Institute laureates

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Hermann Scheer laureates 23/08/1999

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Consolidation of the Amazon Region (COAMA) laureates

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Grupo de Agricultura Orgánica (GAO) laureates

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Juan Pablo Orrego / Grupo de Acción por el Biobío (GABB) laureates 23/08/1998

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Michael Succow laureates 23/08/1997

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Jinzaburo Takagi laureates

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Cindy Duehring laureates

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Herman Daly laureates 23/08/1996

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Ken Saro-Wiwa / Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People laureates 23/08/1994

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Vandana Shiva laureates 23/08/1993

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Edward Goldsmith laureates 23/08/1991

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Medha Patkar and Baba Amte / Narmada Bachao Andolan laureates

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Senator Jeton Anjain / The Rongelap People laureates

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Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) laureates

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Alice Tepper Marlin laureates 23/08/1990

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Survival laureates 23/08/1989

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Melaku Worede laureates

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José Lutzenberger laureates 23/08/1988

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Sahabat Alam Malaysia – Sarawak (SAM) laureates

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The Chipko Movement laureates 23/08/1987

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Rosalie Bertell laureates 23/08/1986

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Alice Stewart laureates

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Helena Norberg-Hodge / Ladakh Ecological Development Group laureates

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Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan laureates

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Pat Mooney laureates 23/08/1985

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Lokayan laureates

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Janos Vargha / Duna Kör laureates

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Cary Fowler laureates

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Wangari Maathai laureates 23/08/1984

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High Chief Ibedul Gibbons and the people of Belau laureates 23/08/1983

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Amory and Hunter Lovins laureates

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Erik Dammann / The Future in Our Hands laureates 23/08/1982

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Bill Mollison laureates 23/08/1981

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Stephen Gaskin / Plenty International laureates 23/08/1980