The laureates represent a wide span of knowledge and areas of importance for the environment. Previous laureates include economists, biologists, urban development experts, resource and hazard specialists, poverty adversaries and others who are exploring the path to a sustainable world. More than 40 scientists have received the award since 1990. Two of the laureates later won the Nobel Prize.

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The Volvo Environment Prize celebrates 30 Years

Many of the prize winners have been trail-blazers and have helped to shape the modern sustainability agenda (1:45 min)