The Nordic Council Environment Prize

The Nordic House is the administrative office for the Nordic Council Environment Prize.

The Nordic House in Reykjavík has administered the Nordic Council Environment Prize since January 2016. The work is carried out in close collaboration with the Nordic Adjudication Committee as well as the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Council.

For further information please contact, Kristín Ingvarsdóttir,

Nominees for the Nordic Council prizes 2017

The nominees for the Nordic Council’s five prizes will be announced at different times during the year. The winners of the Nordic Council prizes will be announced at a ceremony in Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on November 1st in conjunction with the annual Nordic Council Session.

The nominees for:

  • The Nordic Council Literature Prize will be announced on February 23
  • The Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize will be announced on April 5
  • The Nordic Council Music Prize will be announced on April 25
  • The Nordic Council Environment Prize will be announced on June 15
  • The Nordic Council Film Prize will be announced in September

About the Environment Prize

The idea behind the prize is to raise awareness of environmental work in the Nordic Region. it has been awarded since 1995, along with the Nordic Council’s other prizes. The prize goes to a company, organisation or individual for exemplary efforts to integrate respect for the environment into their business or work or for some other form of extraordinary initiative on behalf of the environment.

Three-step process

Choosing the winner of the Environment Prize is a three-step process:

  • Open nominations
  • National committees submit nominations (one or two)
  • Adjudication Committee meets and picks the winner

The Adjudication Committee

The Nordic Adjudication Committee consists of 13 members: Two from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and one from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

The Prize and Award Ceremony

The Environment Prize is worth DKK 350,000 (approx. €47,000) – the same amount as the other prizes – and is run and managed by the Nordic House in Reykjavik. The prize is usually awarded alongside the other Nordic prizes for literature, music and film at a special ceremony during the annual Session of the Nordic Council in autumn.

Previous winners

The most recent winners are:

  • 2016 Too Good To Go (DK) – digital innovation that supports sustainable lifestyles
  • 2015 The energy company SEV (FA) – green electrification
  • 2014 The City of Reykjavik (IS) – wide-ranging and determined commitment to the environment
  • 2013 Selina Juul (DK) – combating food waste

See more about previous winners and nominees

More information about the prize

The Nordic Council Environment Prize

News and press releases

For more information contact

Kristín Ingvarsdóttir
Tel: +354 551 7032