Zayed International Prize for the Environment
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The Zayed Prize is the world’s most valuable environmental award, worth US$1 million.
Through the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Zayed International Prize for the Environment has consultative status with the UN.
Awarded on a biennial basis, the Prize recognizes and promotes pioneering contributions in the field of environment and sustainable development.
The Zayed Prize is classified into three award categories:
Global leadership in environment and sustainable development: US$ 500,000
Scientific/ technological achievements in environment: US$ 300,000
Environmental action leading to positive change in society: US$ 200,000.
Each prize winner will receive the award (shared equally in case of more than one winner from each category), a Trophy and a Zayed Prize Diploma at a special award ceremony
The Zayed Prize is open to individuals, organizations, partnerships and projects.
The prize can be awarded for achievement over a long period of time or for a single outstanding initiative.
The nominee must have:
Advanced the cause of the environment and its contribution to sustainable development;
Mobilized regional/global efforts towards addressing sustainable development issues.
Successfully solved a major environmental problem, or accomplished sustained environmental improvement for a period of time;
Contributed significantly to intellectual, scientific or theoretical approaches to environmental concerns;
Brought to public or policy makers’ attention significant environmental issues and/or succeeded in mobilizing action toward their solution;
Undertaken environmental activities and initiatives at the grass roots level, leading to positive change in society, and which can serve as a model for replication.
For more information and application, visit: Zayed International Prize for the Environment Website