China Honors "Green Figures"

On December 9, 2006, eight individuals and one research group were named "Figures of Green China in 2006". The winners of this award were honored for their contributions to and influence on the country's environmental protection undertakings in 2006. The individual award winners were people from a range of backgrounds including government, non-governmental organizations, enterprise, and scientific research.

First launched in 2006, the award is co-sponsored by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and six other government departments, and supported by the United Nations Environmental Program.

Nominations were made by the general public, and winners were selected based on the results of Internet votes, expert appraisal, a public opinion poll, and an assessment by a public review committee.

Environmental Honors
Ma Jun
Director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE)
Huang Ming
Board Chairman of Himin Solar Energy Group
Bindu Lohani
Director-general of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ke Lan
Anchorwoman with Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV
Yang Xin
President of Sichuan-based environmental group Green River
Du Shaozhong
Deputy Director of the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Administration
Xu Zhaojun
Mayor of Yichun City of Heilongjiang Province and Director of Yichun Forestry Administration
Liao Xiaoyi
President of Global Village of Beijing
Group Recognized
Special Award: Green GDP Research Group
Members: Wang Jinnan, Gao Minxue, Yu Fang, Cao Dong, Guo Xiaomin, Jiang Hongqiang, Zhao Yue, Zhou Guohai, Fu Deqian, Lei Ming
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