“Nineteen years down the road, we may not claim to have righted all the wrongs, we are unable to paint a rosy picture, but we can boldly and strongly assert that hardly any environmental wrong or any attempt to interfere with people’s environmental rights in my motherland goes unattended or unchallenged.”

2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee SYEDA RIZWANA HASAN accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor.