Recipients of IGU Honors and Awards, 1976-2013

The IGU has three prestigious awards:

The IGU Lauréat d’Honneur was established to recognize individuals who have achieved particular distinction or who have rendered outstanding service in the work of the IGU or in international geography and environmental research.

The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal was created to honour individuals (not necessarily geographers) who have made outstanding contributions to environmental issues.

The Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize in Human Geography is to be conferred upon an internationally accomplished and renowned geographer in recognition of his or her exceptional scholarly achievements in international human geography over an extended period of time or during his or her lifetime.

 

Recipients of the International Geographical Union Laureat d’honneur

  • I. P. Gerasimov, USSR, 1976
  • C. D. Harris, USA, 1976
  • J. Dresch, France, 1980
  • S. Kiuchi, Japan, 1980
  • T. Hägerstrand, Sweden, 1984
  • M. J. Wise, UK, 1984
  • J. Beaujeu-Garnier, France, 1988
  • S. Leszczycki, Poland, 1988
  • O. H. K. Spate, Australia, 1988
  • G. White, USA, 1988
  • P. Haggett, UK, 1992
  • J. Kostrowicki, Poland, 1992
  • A. Mabogunje, Nigeria, 1992
  • W. Manshard, Germany, 1992
  • Y. Verhasselt, Belgium, 1996
  • H. Brookfield, Australia, 1996
  • Huang Bin-Wie, China, 1996
  • L. Curry, Canada, 2000
  • Yi-Fu Tuan, USA, 2000
  • M. Yoshino, Japan, 2000
  • P. Claval, France, 2004
  • R. Kates, USA, 2004
  • M.T.G. de McGregor, Mexico, 2004
  • M. Shafi, India, 2004
  • H.J. Walker, USA, 2004
  • A.G. Wilson, UK, 2004
  • M.S. Abulezz, Egypt, 2008
  • Hartwig Haubrich, Germany, 2008
  • György Enyedi, Hungary, 2008
  • Leszek A. Kosinski, Poland, 2008
  • Herman Th. Verstappen, Netherlands, 2008
  • Vladimir Kotlyakov, Russia, 2008
  • Larry S. Bourne, Canada, 2012
  • Mohammad S. I. Makki, Saudi Arabia, 2012
  • Janice J. Monk, USA, 2012
  • Hiroshi Tanabe, Japan, 2012
  • A. J. Ton Dietz, Netherlands, 2013

Recipients of the International Geographical Union Planet and Humanity Medal

  • Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, 1996
  • Al Gore, USA, 1996
  • C. Pierret, France, 2000
  • M. Robinson, Ireland, 2000
  • M. S. Swaminathan, India, 2000
  • N. R. Mandela, South Africa, 2002
  • M. Gorbachev, Russia, 2004
  • Martti Ahtisaari, Finland, 2010
  • Lester R. Brown, USA, 2012

Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize in Human Geography

  • Herman van der Wusten, Netherlands, 2008