Volvo Environment Prize 2013

Chinese glaciologist receives the Volvo Environment Prize

The Volvo Environment Prize ceremony took place at Berns in Stockholm on November 26, 2013. Event calendar

Dr Qin Dahe, a glaciologist and climate scientist, has been awarded the prestigious environmental prize on the merit of his outstanding research into how climate change leads to more extreme weather events. On November 26, at a ceremony in Stockholm, he will receive the prize from Olof Persson, President and CEO, Volvo Group and Lena Ek, Minister for the environment.

The laureate had a leading role in the UN’s special report on extreme events and catastrophes last year. It was the first report ever that could prove scientifically that extreme weather and climate phenomena have become more frequent over the last 50 years. According to the prize jury, the report is a real “game-changer”.

Dr Qin Dahe hopes that the scientific evidence in the report from the UN climate panel will be enough to lead to a breakthrough in global climate negotiations.

Watch a film on this page and find out more about Dr Qin Dahe and his exciting discoveries.

Dr Qin Dahe, awarded Volvo Environment Prize 2013