2018 Blue Planet Prize



The Blue Planet Prize is an internationally prestigious award recognizing individuals and organizations that have made major contributions to solving global environmental problems.

Each year, two award recipients are chosen from candidates named by nominators from Japan and abroad.

Areas for recognition include:

  • Environmental problems such as global warming, acid rain, ozone depletion, tropical rain forest destruction, destruction of ecosystems and species extinction, desertification, water pollution, and environmentally induced afflictions.
  • Environmental issues related to energy, population, food, water, environmental ethics, policies, disease caused by environmental change, waste treatment and recycling.

Prospective nominators must register on the award website. To discuss a possible nomination, please approach the awards director or coordinator for your division, or advise the contact below of your interest.

Contact Information

Monica Caverson
Manager, University Awards & Honours
monica.caverson@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7905

This database lists major national and international awards only. For a more comprehensive listing of awards across disciplines and for all stages of the career, please visit the COS Pivot database when logged into the U of T system. In the advanced search, select “Prizes and Awards” as the funding type.

If you intend to submit a nomination, please notify the award contact as soon as possible. The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation offers guidance on submitting awards nominations, in collaboration with divisional offices and affiliated institutions. In some cases, an internal competition will be held to select an institutional nominee.

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