Conference / Symposium

2019 Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability

Sponsored by Stanford Law School, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences
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This annual $100,000 award, Stanford’s largest environmental prize, recognizes exceptional contributions to global sustainability and is given to an organization in one of 10 rotating regions each year. The prize was made possible by a gift to Stanford Law School from Ray Bright, Stanford Law School class of 1959, a lifelong conservationist, and his wife, Marcelle. This is the seventh year the prize has been awarded. To learn more about The Bright Award, click here.


This year's recipient is Aisha Khan, who has led and coordinated multiple efforts to restore and preserve the high mountain regions of Pakistan in ways that benefit local economies and empower the residents of Pakistan's high mountain regions. To learn more about the winner, click here.

Panel Discussion: Fighting Climate Change and Building Resilience in Vulnerable Regions

The panel will focus on the challenge of enlisting developing nations in the fight against climate change, as well as on the particular impact climate change has on the vulnerable communities and ecosystems in high mountain regions, like those in Pakistan.

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