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The prize ceremony 2020 Who will be the winner in 2021?

Join the celebrations of one of the most exciting sustainability research areas

The jury has made its choice. The announcement day is Oct 28.

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30 years of rewarding scientific excellence

Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes.

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One of the scientific world's most respected environmental prizes

About the Prize

Top 5 awarded universities & organizations

Stanford University
Awarded: 1993, 2010, 2012, 2014
4 Awards
University of British Columbia
Awarded: 2006, 2006, 2017, 2020
4 Awards
Oxford University
Awarded: 1992, 1996
2 Awards
University of Sao Paolo
Awarded: 2000, 2016
2 Awards
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About the prize

Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes.

About the prize
Selecting the laureates

Prize Jury

The International Prize Jury headed by Professor Will Steffen has the responsibility for selecting the laureate, or laureates, for the annual Volvo Environment Prize. The jury gives its recommendation to the Board of the Foundation which makes the final decision.

The jury
Finding the candidates

Scientific Committee

A Scientific Committee headed by Professor Carl Folke does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates, which are presented to the International Prize Jury.

The committee