Press release

Mr. Peter Dickey Wins 2007 Emerald Award

July 3, 2007

Congratulations to IISD Associate

On June 6, 2007, the Alberta Emerald Foundation announced the winners of the 2007 Emerald awards for excellence at the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary.

IISD Associate, Peter Dickey, won the 2007 Emerald Award for environmental corporate/institutional leadership.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development would like to congratulate Peter Dickey on his receipt of this prestigious award.

IISD CEO David Runnalls and John Drexhage, Director of IISD's Climate Change and Energy (CC&E) program, credit Peter with the establishment and much of the success of the Institute's CC&E program.

"I have long benefited from Peter's wise counsel and down-to-earth advice on climate change and energy issues," says Runnalls.

"Peter's contributions to IISD, particularly the Climate Change and Energy team, have been enormous. Without him, IISD simply would not hold the credibility it does within Alberta and in the rest of Canada," says Drexhage.

Dickey, however, is known to have his fingers in many pies over the years. His work as the Chair of the Pembina Institute is a tribute to his ability to network over numerous groups and individuals, all in an effort for us to see issues more clearly and broadly. He was also a major contributor to the process, with Jim Leslie, of building Climate Change Central (C3) as well as the Engaged Group of Companies—a group of progressive companies seeking to address the most critical issues of both the environment and the economy, sustainably.

"Peter has brought stakeholders together, or has been a facilitator of many discussions during the 1990s to today. While this is not high in public profile, among thought leaders, Peter is known as the ring leader and the caliber of thinking rises as a result of his efforts," says Gordon Lambert, VP SD, Suncor Energy.

IISD offers sincere congratulations to Peter Dickey. We are proud to have had his sage advice over the years and look forward to many more years to come!

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.