The world's leading environmental science award organizations have presented a session, Guided by Science

June 02, 2022

Guided by Science - Sustainability Champions on How to Tackle the Planetary Crises

In a unique cooperation among the world's leading environmental science awards, scientists who are sustainability trailblazers gather for a virtual event to talk about how to tackle the planetary crises. They will discuss solutions to climate change, protecting biodiversity, and preventing pollution.


Gretchen Daily, Professor, Stanford University, Natural Capital and Conservation

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Professor, University of California, Climate Stability

Paul Anastas, Professor, Yale University, Green Chemistry

Partha Dasgupta, Professor, Cambridge University, Economics and Biodiversity

Susan Solomon, Professor, MIT, Atmospheric Science and Climate Change

Rashid Sumaila, Professor, University of British Columbia, Marine Ecosystem Valuation

Also, James Balog, explorer, photographer, Earth Vision Institute

The Guided by Science event is moderated by Carl Folke, Professor, Beijer Institute and Stockholm Resilience Center.

This one-hour event will be available to watch from June 1st, the day before the start of Stockholm+50, a crucial meeting to celebrate 50 years of global environmental action on June 2-3. The Stockholm +50 acts as a springboard to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Global Biodiversity Framework, and other essential sustainability goals.

To further underline the urgency of the need for action, the world's leading environmental science award organizations have decided to reach out to the participants of Stockholm+50 and others with a strong message on sustainability from some of our mutual laureates.

The one-hour session Guided by Science is a cooperation between the Volvo Environment Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the Heinz Awards. Participating are world-leading scientists who have made pioneering efforts in path-breaking science and finding solutions to the planetary crises.

Join us for an exciting hour of discussions, Q & A-sessions, and solutions for sustainability!

Watch the event from June 1st on YouTube or streaming from Blue Planet Prize or Volvo Environment Prize.

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