Elizabeth Haub

The Elizabeth Haub Prize
Faculty of Law
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm


Elizabeth Haub


Born just as the scientific concepts of conservation and ecology were being defined and accepted as important, Elizabeth Haub was devoted to an appreciation of nature and the sound stewardship and sustainable development of natural resources. A great philanthropist and enthusiast for conservation, in 1968 she founded the Karl-Schmitz-Scholl-Fund for Environmental Law in Germany commemorating the 100th Birthday of her late father. 

Over the years, this fund has provided financial assistance for projects which have been vital to the development of international environmental law.  The International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) and the Université libre de Bruxelles honored her in 1974 with the establishment of The Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law.

Expanding on the legacy of her famous mother-in-law, Helga Haub established the Elizabeth Haub Foundations for Environmental Law and Policy in Washington, D.C., and Toronto. Most recently, an Elizabeth Haub Foundation was created in Germany upon the occasion of the 75th birthday of Erivan Haub. The foundations primarily support the work of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Environmental Law Programme (IUCN-ELP) and ICEL.

These international organizations contribute to the development and negotiation of numerous important international environmental conventions including the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), the Antarctic Protocol, the Convention on Biodiversity, the Convention on Migratory Species and others.  Active participation in the initial stages of the African and ASEAN Conventions and the UN World Charter for Nature is also among their credits.