One of the scientific world's most respected environmental prizes

Videos on the laureates

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for outstanding scientific discoveries and innovations in the field of environment and sustainability.

Learn more about the work of the laureates in these informative and entertaining videos.

Laureate 2017, Professor Rashid Sumaila, fisheries economist and expert on marine governance Laureate 2017, Professor Rashid Sumaila, fisheries economist and expert on marine governance “The Oceans are Our Lives”, subtitles in English, 10:49 min Laureate 2016, Professor Carlos Nobre, meteorologist and rain forest expert. Laureate 2016, Professor Carlos Nobre, meteorologist and rain forest expert. “Guardian of the Amazon”, Subtitles in English, 9.43 min Laureate 2015, Professor Henning Rodhe, meteorologist and atmospheric scientist Laureate 2015, Professor Henning Rodhe, meteorologist and atmospheric scientist ”The Atmospheric Detective” (subtitles in English, 10.05) Laureate 2014, Professor Eric Lambin, remote sensing pioneer and land-use expert. Laureate 2014, Professor Eric Lambin, remote sensing pioneer and land-use expert. Scanning Nature and the Ecology of Happiness (subtitles in English) 10:16 min Laureate 2013 Dr Qin Dahe, Chinese glaciologist and climate scientist Laureate 2013 Dr Qin Dahe, Chinese glaciologist and climate scientist “Cold Facts – How the Cryosphere Affects the Planet’s Climate System” (subtitles in English) 10:07 min Laureate 2012, Professor Gretchen Daily, a leading expert on the valuation of natural capital. Laureate 2012, Professor Gretchen Daily, a leading expert on the valuation of natural capital. “Putting the Right Value on Nature’s Services” (subtitles in Swedish), 10:33 min Laureate 2011, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, awarded for his world-leading research on Earth System Sciences Laureate 2011, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, awarded for his world-leading research on Earth System Sciences “Earth System Analysis” (No subtitles), 8:05 min Laureate 2010, Professor Hal Mooney, one of the world’s leading researchers in biodiversity and ecosystem services Laureate 2010, Professor Hal Mooney, one of the world’s leading researchers in biodiversity and ecosystem services “Understanding the Work of Nature and the Services it Provides” (subtitles in Swedish), 10:48 min Laureate 2009, Dr Susan Solomon, prominent atmospheric scientist and physicist Laureate 2009, Dr Susan Solomon, prominent atmospheric scientist and physicist “Findings on the Ozone Layer and the UN Climate Panel, IPCC” 10:47 min See the video on the laureates from the first 20 years of the Volvo Environment Prize See the video on the laureates from the first 20 years of the Volvo Environment Prize “20 years of Exploring the Way to a Sustainable World” 10:29 min Laureate 2008, Crawford “Buzz” Holling, influential ecologist and the father of resilience theory Laureate 2008, Crawford “Buzz” Holling, influential ecologist and the father of resilience theory “Buzz Words” 10:17 min Laureate 2007, Amory B. Lovins, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, prominent advocate of energy efficiency Laureate 2007, Amory B. Lovins, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, prominent advocate of energy efficiency “Problems with climate change can readily be solved if we learn how to save energy” 9:38 min