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How green chemistry can help prevent climate change

Green chemistry can not only lead to reduced amounts of toxins and waste but also combat climate change. Join us online at the Volvo Environment Prize Award Ceremony on Dec 1 to learn more about what green chemistry can achieve. Meet Yale Professor Paul Anastas, who says: "CO2 is not a waste. We can convert it to useful materials." Subscribe to our newsletter on the link below, and we will remind you the day before and 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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The race to achieve net-zero emissions

New materials, green chemistry, and innovative ways to store and produce energy are essential to transition to net-zero emissions. Join us for the award seminar discussions with Fernando Gomez, World Economic Forum, Indy Burke, Yale School of Environment, Anja-Verena Mudring, Professor in Physical Materials Chemistry, and Paul Anastas, the 2021 laureate.

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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

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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