Application Deadline: January 10th, 2022


The independent Volvo Environment Prize Foundation was instituted in 1988 to reward outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations broadly falling within the environmental sphere.

The  Foundation’s Scientific Committee headed by Professor Carl Folke screens and evaluates candidates. These are then presented to the International Prize Jury headed by Professor Will Steffen. 

The International Prize Jury selects a laureate (or laureates) for recommendation to the Foundation’s board. 

A Steering Committee is responsible for the continuous development of the Prize as well as financing and executive decisions.

Volvo Environment Prize

About the Volvo Environment Prize 

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

Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. 

The Prize is awarded by an independent foundation. A Scientific Committee does the initial screening and evaluation of candidates. Internationally renowned scientists in the Prize Jury make the final selection of prize laureate. 

The Prize is awarded annually and consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award of SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 150,000 or USD 160,000). The award ceremony is held in Stockholm in November  each year.


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