Volvo Environment Prize

Sponsor

Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

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Award Details

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for: "Outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries, which in broad terms fall within the environmental field."

Since its inception in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental awards.

The Prize is awarded by an independent foundation, instituted in 1988. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. The International Prize Jury, a group of internationally renowned scientists, makes the final selection of laureate or laureates.

Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives.

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded annually. The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award of SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 165,000 or USD 215,000). The award ceremony is in Stockholm in November.


Previous Award Winners

2020

  • Claire Kremen (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Zoology)

2017

  • Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries)

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