Jean Wiener acceptance speech, 2015 Goldman Prize ceremony

Jean Wiener acceptance speech, 2015 Goldman Prize ceremony

In a country plagued by extreme poverty and political instability, Jean Wiener led community efforts to establish the nation’s first Marine Protected Areas by empowering Haitians to see the long-term value in sustainably managing fisheries and mangrove forests.

She is the Islands & Island Nations winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world's largest award for grassroots environmental activists.