Deadline: March 30, 2020 00:00 CEST| Apply here
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Eligibility: The MIDORI Prize is open to every stakeholder contributing to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the field of practical action, science, policy or public awareness
MIDORI Prize 2020
The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity, an international prize, and the Japan Awards for Biodiversity, a domestic prize, were established with the aim of promoting biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.
They are awarded biennially in recognition of individuals and organizations which have engaged in striking environmental conservation activities.
The MIDORI Prize was established by the AEON Environmental Foundation in 2010 in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Foundation. This year was also the year of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.
The engagement and collaboration of all relevant stakeholders, including citizens, governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, researchers and the private sector are essential to safeguard biodiversity.
To promote such multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration, the MIDORI Prize is open to every stakeholder contributing to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the field of practical action, science, policy or public awareness.
Candidates are required to satisfy at least one of the following:
- Have made outstanding achievements that greatly contribute to biodiversity (Achievement).
- Have the ability to influence future activities related to biodiversity (Potential).
- Have conducted work which has impacts on various activities for biodiversity around the world (Impact).
Accomplishments will be assessed on the following:
- International contribution
- Contribution to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
- Social contribution
- Long-term perspective and continuity
- Creativity and originality
- Openness for civil society
- Efficacy and influence
The solicitation of candidates shall be carried out based on nomination through the Foundation’s website. The Selection Committee conducts a first screening of the nominated candidates.
Based on the list of candidates provided by the Selection Committee, the Judging Committee conducts the further documentary examination. The winners are finally selected from the shortlisted candidates at the Judging Committee Meeting.
Interested in applying for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.