The Nordic Council Environment Prize

The Nordic House is the administrative office for the Nordic Council Environment Prize.

The Nordic House in Reykjavík has administered the Nordic Council Environment Prize since January 2016. The work is carried out in close collaboration with the Nordic Adjudication Committee as well as the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Council.

For further information please contact, Kristín Ingvarsdóttir, kristini@nordichouse.is

The Nordic Council Environment Prize 2018 goes to the Natural Resource Council of Attu, West Greenland

The Natural Resource Council of Attu on the west coast of Greenland has been awarded the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2018 for its work on documenting the marine environment and proposing new ways of managing it.

Per Ole Frederiksen, Pâviârak Jakobsen och Nette Levermann receiving the prize from the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, live on TV from the gala at the Opera House in Oslo. The theme for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2018 is protecting marine life and helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the Nordic Council prizes.

About the Environment Prize

The idea behind the prize is to raise awareness of environmental work in the Nordic Region. it has been awarded since 1995, along with the Nordic Council’s other prizes. The prize goes to a company, organisation or individual for exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment.

Three-step process

Choosing the winner of the Environment Prize is a three-step process:

  • Open nominations
  • National committees submit nominations (one or two)
  • Adjudication Committee meets and picks the winner

The Adjudication Committee

The Nordic Adjudication Committee consists of 13 members: Two from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and one from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

The Prize and Award Ceremony

The Environment Prize is worth DKK 350,000 (approx. €47,000) – the same amount as the other prizes – and is run and managed by the Nordic House in Reykjavik. The prize is usually awarded alongside the other Nordic prizes for literature, music and film at a special ceremony during the annual Session of the Nordic Council in autumn.

Previous winners

The most recent winners are:

  • 2016 Too Good To Go (DK) – a digital innovation that supports sustainable lifestyles
  • 2015 The energy company SEV (FA) – green electrification
  • 2014 The City of Reykjavik (IS) – wide-ranging and determined commitment to the environment
  • 2013 Selina Juul (DK) – combating food waste

See more about previous winners and nominees

More information about the prize

The Nordic Council Environment Prize

 

For more information contact

Kristín Ingvarsdóttir
kristini@nordichouse.is
Tel: +354 551 7032