In 2005, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was awarded the Champion of the Earth Award by UNEP, this year it is the Earth Hall of Fame Kyoto
His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo King Jigme Singye Wangchuck is among the three individuals inducted in the second Earth Hall of Fame Kyoto 2011, an award to honor in perpetuity the achievements of those who have contributed to conservation of the global environment. It is given in the name of Kyoto, the birthplace of the Kyoto Protocol.
At the official ceremony which was attended by hundreds of people, including Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino-miya and Princess Kiko-Sama and prominent citizens and intellectuals of Japan, Her Royal Highness Princess Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck received the award on behalf of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
Her Royal Highness Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck read out the acceptance message of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo where His Majesty the Fourt Druk Gyalpo said that he looked upon the Award as a recognition accorded to his people and country for their efforts to live and progress in harmony with the natural habitat.
His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo also said in his message that he dedicated the award to the people of Bhutan and all those who have been steadfast in their support and commitment to preserve the natural environment in Bhutan and the world.