Sustainability

2019 Laureate Davi Kopenawa visiting the Geneva Botanical Gardens, credit: Wolfgang Schmidt.
2019 Laureate Aminatou Haidar on a train through Switzerland leading up to the 2019 Award Presentation. Credit: Wolfgang Schmidt

Right Livelihood Laureates pave the way on sustainability - we do our part by following their lead.

We are in the middle of a crisis. The world is facing enormous environmental challenges from the effects of exceeding planetary boundaries. Recent research shows that unless swift action is taken, human activity will irreversibly turn the Earth into a much less habitable place.

This has been the message of many in the Right Livelihood community, which boasts some of the earliest and most outspoken proponents of urgent climate action globally.

Through supporting Right Livelihood Laureates, we contribute to the systemic change needed to turn these dangerous trends around. We strive to reflect this work also in our day-to-day operations.

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Our Founder

Jakob von Uexkull founded the Right Livelihood Award to lift the voices of change-makers offering practical solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

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Our Board

Our Board of Trustees sets the direction of our work as we highlight and support change-makers.

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Swiss Support Foundation

Our Swiss Support Foundation has worked to increase the impact of Right Livelihood Laureates and gather financial support in Switzerland since 2007.

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Parliamentary Connections

Parliamentarians from Sweden and Germany have for many years supported the work of Right Livelihood Laureates. This allow Laureates' solutions to reach even more decision-makers.

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Partners

Our partners elevate the impact of our work, allowing us to do even more for Laureates. Besides financial support, they also lend their time, energy and talent to us, so we can better serve change-makers.

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Cooperations

We establish and develop long-term cooperations with institutions and organisations to support and amplify Laureates' causes.

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Careers

Join our highly committed international team working to support some of the most outstanding change-makers in the world!

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