Volvo Environment Prize

Volvo Environment Prize

Because of our concern for the environment we instituted The Volvo Environment Prize 1988.The prize has become one of the world’s most prestigious environmental scientific prizes. It is awarded annually to people who have made outstanding scientific discoveries within the area of the environment and sustainable development.

Laureate 2017
Rashid Sumaila

Rashid Sumaila

One of the world´s most innovative researchers into the future of the oceans and marine life, Professor Rashid Sumaila, is the Volvo Environment Prize laureate for 2017.He is an economist who has challenged traditional ways of marine governance and has introduced new ways of thinking, such as protecting the high seas as a “fish bank” for the world.

“He is a highly effective, strongly interdisciplinary researcher tackling one of the most complex global sustainability challenges of the 21st century,”says the jury of the Volvo Environment Prize in its motivation for the award.

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About the prize
The Volvo Environment Prize

The Volvo Environment Prize

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.

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