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Iran's environment chief receives Energy Globe award

01/31/14 Report by Press TV; photos by Hemmat Khahi, ISNA

Iran's Vice President and Head of the Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar has won the Energy Globe Foundation award for her long-term efforts in the field of environment protection. During a Wednesday ceremony in the Iranian capital city of Tehran, Ebtekar received the 2014 edition of Energy Globe Honorary Award for a Lifetime Achievement, Mehr News Agency reported.

Iran's Vice President and Head of the Department of the Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar

Wolfgang Neumann, the Austrian founder of the Energy Globe Foundation, took a trip to Iran to present the prize to Ebtekar, who is the first women ever receiving the award.

Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Austrian-American actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the previous winners of the prize.

The non-profit foundation organizes a large number of campaigns, projects and activities and has an international network of voluntary ambassadors on behalf of the organization in numerous countries.

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