The Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award, recognizes two individuals or organizations annually that make outstanding achievements in scientific research and application that help solve global environmental problems. The award is sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation, chaired by Tetsuji Tanaka. The fields from which nominees are chosen from can range from ecology, earth sciences, environmental economics and policy making, and more. The winners of the 2012 Prize were announced at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Read the 2012 Blue Planet Prize Announcement.