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Two universities tie for most scientists awarded the Volvo Environment Prize
A mapping for the Volvo Environment Award’s new website shows that two universities tie for the top spot; Stanford University and the University of British Columbia each have four Volvo Environment prize laureates. On the Top 5 list are Oxford University, UK, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the US, and the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, each with two laureates.SEE FULL LISTTRAILBLAZERSRewarding sustainability championsThey work to preserve biodiversity, protect life in the oceans, and calculate the value of ecosystem services. Learn more about our 47 laureates. Many of them are environmental trailblazers that have shaped the modern sustainability agenda. READ MOREPIONEERING SCIENTISTIn memoriam – Paul CrutzenPaul Crutzen, an outstanding environmental scientist, and Volvo Environment Prize laureate, passed away on January 28, 87. He was one of the first laureates of the Volvo Environment Prize, receiving the award 1991. Four years later, in 1995, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his findings on the ozone layer’s depletion. Paul Crutzen is also the scientist who widely popularized the term Anthropocene, the proposed current geological epoch in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change.READ MOREVIDEOBiodiversity loss – and what to do about itSee the video with the 2020 laureate Claire Kremen, who advocates the change of “working lands” such as agriculture and forestry to preserve wildlife, plants, and insects.WATCH HUNGRY PLANET
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The Volvo Environment Prize is an independent Foundation instituted in 1988 with the purpose of rewarding outstanding scientific discoveries or innovations which in broad terms fall within the environmental field.
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