Over the last two decades, the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific community’s most respected environmental awards. Past winners include three Nobel Prize winners, along with John Holdren, U.S. Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.
The 2013 recipient is Dr. Qin Dahe from China, a glaciologist and co-chair of Working Group 1, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Qin has published hundreds of articles related to glacial processes, and his work has provided a basis for understanding and assessing environmental changes. It is also critical for the welfare of more than a billion people whose water supplies ultimately depend on water from high-altitude glaciers.