Volvo’s Environment Prize Winner Puts a Price Tag on Nature

  Volvo’s Environment Prize Winner Puts a Price Tag on Nature

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GÖTEBORG, Sweden -- November 20, 2012

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Gretchen Daily, professor at Stanford University in California, is convinced
that the only way to generate welfare in the long term is to put a price tag
on the ecosystem. “If we don’t the destruction of our natural capital will
simply continue,” says Gretchen Daily who today receives the Volvo Environment
Prize for 2012.

The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded every year to people who have made
outstanding scientific discoveries in the environmental and sustainability
fields. The award, which is being given today at a ceremony in Stockholm, goes
this year to Gretchen Daily who is regarded as one of the pioneers in the
drive to chart and quantify the world’s natural capital.

Gretchen Daily is a professor of environmental science at Stanford University
in California, where her research group is currently developing methods for
valuing nature’s various ecosystem services. She has published more than 200
scientific articles and texts in the popular science genre.

Gretchen Daily is currently in Sweden toreceive the 2012 Volvo Environment
Prize. The award consists of a diploma, a glass sculpture and a sum of 1.5
million kronor.


November 20, 2012

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