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February 20, 2020 Thursday 01:09:06 PM IST

St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020

Education Information

Three global finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2020 St Andrews Prize for the Environment. Following entries from around the world, the finalists for the US$100,000 Prize were selected by a global panel of experts representing conservation, sustainable development, engineering, economics and the University of St Andrews.

The finalists for the 2020 Prize are:

Dirty Girls of Lesvos – Reducing Landfill Waste from Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Conservation Through Public Health – Integrating Gorilla and Community Health

The SmartFish Group – Value Rescue of Artisanal Fisheries

The winner will receive US$100,000 and the runner(s)-up will receive US$25,000.

The Prize is an environmental initiative led by the University of St Andrews that recognises global projects which make significant contributions to environmental issues and concerns with a focus on sustainability, conservation, biodiversity and community development.

Since its establishment in 1998, the Prize has awarded over US $2 million in funding to environmental projects around the world, supporting a wide range of initiatives that address diverse topics including sustainable development, food security, recycling, health, renewable energy and community education. Entries to the Prize have been global, local and/or scalable outlining how they will socially and economically impact the communities where they are based.

The finalists’ presentations will be heard at a seminar at the University of St Andrews on Thursday 27 February 2020, and the winner will be announced later that evening. The award will go to the project that the judges believe displays the best combination of science, economic realism and sustainability.

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