“We should have learned by now that we cannot hope to change the laws of nature, but we can change human institutions. The road is not an easy one, but the reward… is worth the effort.”
- Dr. Arie Haagen-Smit
Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards
Since 2001, CARB has annually bestowed the distinguished Haagen-Smit Awards to extraordinary individuals to recognize significant career accomplishments in at least one of these air quality and climate change categories: research, environmental policy, climate change science, science and technology, education, community service & environmental justice, and international leadership.
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2022 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards
The Clean Air Leadership Talks, in which the Awardees speak briefly about their work, was livestreamed from 1:30-3:30pm on Thursday June 22, 2023 and is available for viewing on CARB’s YouTube channel.