Nominations open for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

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21 Feb 2018 - 20:15
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The MIDORI Prize is awarded biennially to three individuals making outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It is a unique prize contributes to raising public awareness of essential role biodiversity plays for human well-being and to global challenges like climate change. The prize is to be awarded in Tokyo in October 2018.

19 February 2018 – Nominations are now invited for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018. The call for nominations remains open until 15 June 2018.

The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that honours three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It aims to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those it honours.

Established by the AEON Environmental Foundation during the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, this year will mark the fifth time that the MIDORI Prize is being awarded.

Takuya Okada, Chairman of the AEON Environmental Foundation and Honorary Chairman of AEON Co., Ltd., said: “Safeguarding the Earth’s biodiversity and tackling climate change are two of the greatest challenges of our time. We hope that the MIDORI Prize will help to inspire action to meet the global challenge, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the objectives of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020.”

Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary, said: “The MIDORI Prize is a unique international prize focused on biodiversity, shining a spotlight on the work of dedicated individuals. We hope it will contribute to raising public awareness on the essential role of biodiversity to human well-being and the solutions that biodiversity provides to global challenges like climate change.”

The Prize will be awarded at a special ceremony organized in Tokyo in October 2018, prior to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD.

Nominations are invited from members of the public through the website of the AEON Environmental Foundation,