Nominations open for the fifth MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018
15 February, 2018
The AEON Environmental Foundation has opened nominations for the fifth MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018 as of 15 February 2018.
The MIDORI Prize, a biennial international prize, was established by the Foundation in 2010 in order to boost the developmental influence of the efforts of individuals in various projects relating to biodiversity throughout the world, and to raise awareness about biodiversity. In 2009, the Foundation established “The Japan Awards for Biodiversity,” a domestic prize. This prize is also biennial and these two prizes are awarded alternately. This year marks the fifth time that the MIDORI Prize has been presented.
The aim of the MIDORI Prize is to honor distinguished individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. In principle, three winners will be selected and awarded a wooden plaque, a commemorative gift and a monetary prize of 100,000 US dollars.
The conservation of biodiversity and the prevention of climate change are two of the greatest challenges of our time. In order to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, AEON Environmental Foundation will make further efforts in support of biodiversity issues through conducting various projects, including award-presenting activities.
The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018
Organization: AEON Environmental Foundation
Co-organization: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Support: Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Nomination Period: 15 February – 15 June, 2018
Three prize winners will be selected in principle and awarded a wooden plaque, a commemorative gift and a monetary prize of 100,000 US dollars.
The Prize will be awarded at a special ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, organized prior to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 14). Following the Award Ceremony, a commemorative lecture meeting by the prize winners will be held at the Winners’ Forum.
Click here to start the nomination process.