Nomination For Volvo Environment Prize 2018 at Beijer Institute


Nomination For Volvo Environment Prize 2018

Deadline: January 10th, 2018.

Venue: Stockholm, Sweden 

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation is independent, run by a scientific committee and hosted at the Beijer Institute in Stockholm. This is to ensure the thorough and independent scientific screening of candidates. The Beijer Institute is highly regarded worldwide for its work on ecological economics and sustainability, and it is an institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Because concern for the environment and sustainability is part of the core values of the Volvo Group, and has been for a long time. The Volvo Group are pioneers in developing vehicles and heavy-duty machines that use renewable fuels, hybrids and electricity. The vision is to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions. Sustainability for the Volvo Group also implies creating shared value – not only for shareholders but also for communities and individuals. Part of these efforts is support for scientific research and innovations leading the world onto a more sustainable path.

There are many outstanding biologists and environmental scientists among the laureates but the scope of the award is wide. The idea is to promote scientific research and innovations that in broad terms fall within the environmental and sustainability field. So previous laureates also include economists, urban development experts, energy specialists, poverty adversaries and many others who are exploring the path to sustainability. The award ceremony takes place in Stockholm in November each year.


  • The Prize consists of a hand-crafted diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 165,000 or USD 215,000).

Nomination guidelines

  • The span of disciplines and activities for which nominations can be made is wide and includes all disciplines which have relevance to the environment.
  • The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline.
  • Nominations must include the following:

1. A short letter of motivation
2. A detailed description of the research the nominee has conducted and how it adds to our knowledge around environmental science. Main achievements and their importance should be emphasized.
Emphasis must also be placed on the impacts of the research outside of the particular discipline e.g. impacts on policy development, impacts on sustainability and/or contribution to changed behaviour.
3. CV of the nominee + list of published paper/s and links if available.
4. Letter/s of reference. Maximum 3 letters written by someone other than the nominator.
5. Nominations should be submitted in English using the official form available at . When not feasible, please contact the secretariat
6. When submitting nominations for a group of named individuals please send one nomination for each person (maximum 3 persons) and specify in the description of achievements that the nomination is for a shared prize.
7. A nomination remains valid for three years.
8. Please note that self-nominations are not accepted.

Evaluation process
A Scientific Committee reviews the nominations and presents a report to the international Prize Jury. The Jury recommends one or several winners to the Board of the Volvo Environment Prize Foundation, which then makes the formal decision. The decision is made public in October and the prize is awarded in November each year at a ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.

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