Volvo Environment Prize

environment prize

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 2014 recipient is Professor Eric Lambin, a remote sensing pioneer using advanced data collection and satellite images to understand land use and the influence of humans on the planet. Lambin has developed methods of analyzing these satellite images by linking them to socioeconomic data, allowing researchers to track land use changes resulting from trade and demand for biofuels or food crops.