7. Coral Cultivation Initiative Award
In May 2009 Nasheed was presented with Coral Cultivation Initiative Award by Huvafen Fushi Resort and Underwater Spa, Maldives in recognition of his active participation in cultivating coral in the resort’s nursery as well as for his efforts in creating greater awareness on the impact of climate change in the Maldives
6. Anna Lindh Award
One month later, the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund awarded Nasheed the 2009 Anna Lindh Award for the role he played in bringing democracy to the Maldives and in recognition of his efforts “to put people and their human rights at the heart of the debate on climate change”.
5. “Not Stupid” Award
“Not Stupid” Award for his efforts to tackle climate change and for the Maldives In September 2009 at the global premiere of the film The Age of Stupid, Nasheed was presented with a “Not Stupid” Award for his efforts to tackle climate change and for the Maldives’ announcement to become the first carbon-neutral country in the world
4. “Heroes of the Environment”
Time magazine named Nasheed to its “Leaders & Visionaries” category within its annual list of “Heroes of the Environment”.
3. Champions of the Earth Award
On Earth Day 2010 Nasheed was awarded the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth Award. He received it at a gala event in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in conjunction with the B4E Business for the Environment Global Summit. According to a press release by the United Nations Environment Programme, the award was in recognition of Nasheed’s being “an articulate voice for the vulnerable and the poor facing the challenges of global warming and also a politician who is showcasing to the rest of the world how a transition to climate neutrality can be achieved and how all nations, no matter how big or how small, can contribute”.That year, he was also named by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top global thinkers
2. Grand Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean
In March 2011 following his official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, he was decorated by President Anerood Jugnauth and was awarded the highest distinct order of merit in the country, the Grand Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean during the official lunch hosted by Jugnauth at the Château of Réduit
1. James Lawson Award
On 28 June 2012, Nasheed received the James Lawson Award from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict at Tufts University in Massachusetts, US.The award was given to “recognize his leadership in opposing the long dictatorial regime that lasted before his election and to recognize his opposition to the armed coup earlier this year which forced him from power, and his renewed nonviolent action on behalf of restoring genuine democracy in his country”