Final call for nominations for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2020

05.05.20 | News
Nordiska rådets miljöpris 2020

Nordiska rådets miljöpris 2020

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Reward extraordinary effort! Know someone who deserves the Nordic Council Environment Prize? The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 13 May.

The Nordic Council Environment Prize goes to a company, organisation or individual for exemplary work that protects nature. The theme for 2020 is biodiversity as a prerequisite for life and a source of wellbeing. The public are welcome to submit nominations for the DKK 350.000 prize.

Do you know somebody who is making extraordinary to protect biodiversity? Submit your nomination for the Nordic Council Environment Prize by 13 May.

No biodiversity, no life

The loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest challenges facing human life. According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES), biodiversity and ecosystem services are being lost at an unprecedented rate.

Species are being wiped out and ecosystems damaged and destroyed at a pace that poses a threat to the way we live today and to the generations to come. Loss of biodiversity is not just a threat to nature; it is a threat to human wellbeing.

Areas rich in species and habitats cope better with climate change, not to mention the fact that a range of different pollinators is vital to food production. Who is doing something special to halt the loss of biodiversity?

Who is coming up with effective and innovative solutions to the challenges we all face? Submit your nomination for the Nordic Council Environment Prize. The deadline is 13 May.

The theme of this year’s prize reflects and supports UN sustainable development goals 14 and 15 of life below water and life on land.

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About the Nordic Council Environment Prize

The point of the prize, which was first awarded in 1995, is to raise awareness of work on the environment in the Nordic Region. The theme for 2020 is biodiversity. Anyone can submit nominations. The prize goes to a company, organisation or individual for exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment. The work done by the nominee must have a Nordic perspective.

The winner will be announced in Reykjavík on 27 October 2020 during the Session of the Nordic Council.