|The Zayed Future Energy
Prize is linked to the vision of the late Ruler of Abu Dhabi
and Founding Father of the United Arab Emirates, HH Sheikh
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. |
In 2008 at the World
Energy Summit, HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown
Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces
of the UAE, announced The Zayed Future Energy Prize, to honour
the legacy of environmental stewardship of HH Sheikh Zayed.
In establishing the Zayed Future Energy Prize, Abu
Dhabi with its international partners aim to inspire the next
generation of global energy innovators – creating solutions we
can barely imagine today.
The Prize will be awarded to
individuals, companies, governments, organisations and NGOs
that have made significant contributions in the global
response to the future of energy, and climate change in areas
On the evening of January 19th, 2009, the
winner of the Prize will be awarded $1.5 million with up to
two finalists receiving $350,000 each to take their ideas and
ambitions to the next level.
Finalists will be
nominated by experts across the globe. The winners will be
chosen by a jury chaired by Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of the
2007 Nobel Peace Prize.