• Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, the 2012 Rafto Prize laureate, during the World Environment Day in Benin City, Nigeria, 5 June 2011.
    Photo by: Wale Obayanju/ERA
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  • Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, the 2012 Rafto Prize laureate, during the World Environment Day in Benin City, Nigeria, 5 June 2011.
    Photo by: Wale Obayanju/ERA
    110605NnimmoBasseyPlantingWorldEnvironmentDayNigeria.jpg

The 2012 Rafto Prize to Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria - untiring defender of victims of climate change

Published: Thursday, 27 September 2012, 10:00

The 2012 Rafto Prize is awarded to Nigerian Nnimmo Bassey (54) in recognition of his long-term fight for people’s right to life, health, food and water in a world affected by complex and threatening climate change and mass environmental destruction. Through his rights based work and criticism of prevailing systems, Bassey has shown how human rights can help mitigate the effects of these changes.

For media - documents

NORSK                              ENGLISH  
Pressemelding                 Press release    
Prisbegrunnelse              Nnimmo Bassey CV   
Pressepakke                      About FoEI and ERA
Presse kontakter             Contact information list 
Bildetekster                       Picture texts  

Nnimmo Bassey contact phones in Nigeria:

+234 803 727 4395 or +234 802 3176577

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Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, the 2012 Rafto Prize laureate.Abuja, Nigeria. 28 August 2012.

Climate justice
Nnimmo Bassey links human rights to the climate by demonstrating how climate change has the greatest effect on the world’s most vulnerable people, the very people who have contributed least to the problem in the first place.

By awarding its annual prize to Nnimmo Bassey, the Rafto Foundation underlines how the challenges we face regarding climate and the environment also have a human rights aspect.

FoEI and ERA
The Rafto Foundation gives also its support to Nnimmo Bassey's work in the organisations Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and Environmental Rights Action (ERA).

For media - photos - please credit!

Nnimmo Bassey - portrait 1 (300 dpi)

Nnimmo Bassey - portrait 2 (300 dpi) 
Nnimmo Bassey - in the field (72 dpi) 
Nnimmo Bassey - World Environment Day (72 dpi)
Nnimmo Bassey - World Environment Day (230 dpi)

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Picture texts and byline information

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Nnimmo Bassey from Nigeria, the 2012 Rafto Prize laureate.Ipiringa, Mange, Brasil, 17 August 2012.

Photos - spokepersons Rafto Foundation

Martin Paulsen - Head, Rafto Prize Committee
Gunnar Sørbø - Chair of the Board of Directors
Therese Jebsen - Executive Director
Rafto Prize Committee 2012 - members

Rafto Prize award ceremony - 4 November
The award ceremony takes place on Sunday,
4 November 2012 at 18.00-19.15 at The National Stage, Bergen, Norway.

The Rafto Prize laureate receives a diploma and prize money of 20 000 USD.

Rafto Conference - 3 November
Rafto Conference 2012 "Human Rights Threatened by Climate Change" takes place on Saturday, 3 November at Radisson Blu Hotel Norge in Bergen, Norway.

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