Prize Winner 2000

Bellona, Norway

The Environmental Foundation Bellona was awarded the prize for the foundation's pioneering work with radioactive pollution.

It was decided to award the prize to Bellona for "its work with environmental problems in the Arctic marine area and in Northwest Russia".

Bellona's activities have acted as a catalyst for the establishment of Russian environmental groups, placed focus on the region's greatest environmental problems and thus contributed to co-operation in environmental protection between the Nordic countries and its adjacent areas.

Bellona has focused its work on the radioactive risks in the Barents Region, which have resulted in a number of international projects in environmental protection.