Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – Environmental scientist got Blue Planet Prize, which is one of the most prestigious award of the world in the field of environmental science. The prize along with prize money of 50 million yen was given to Schellnhuber by Asahi Glass Foundation in the presence of Japan’s Imperial Prince and Princess.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association. He was honoured with the Blue Planet Prize for his great thinking related to environmental science, for establishing a new field of science, Earth System Analysis and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system.
Along with Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Gretchen Daily of Stanford University, USA was the second recipient. She was given the prize for her valuable research about biodiversity and natural capital.